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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Awarded to Astrid Olivares & Two Chemistry Alums. Others Receive Honorable Mentions.

March 29, 2016

Astrid OlivaresAstrid Olivares, a second-year graduate student working in Prof. Dan Weix’s lab, has been selected as a 2016-2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellow.  Two of our Alumni, Louis Papa (now at MIT), andKevin McClelland (now at Northwestern), also were selected to receive this prestigious award.

"The Graduate Research Fellowship Program is a vital part of our efforts to foster and promote excellence in U.S. science, technology, engineering and mathematics by recognizing talent broadly from across the nation," said Joan Ferrini-Mundy, NSF assistant director for Education and Human Resources. "These awards are provided to individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements, and they are investments that will help propel this country's future innovations and economic growth."

The following students also received Honorable Mentions:

  • Matthew Carbone (Chemistry u-grad,  now at Columbia)
  • Brittney Petel (Chemistry grad, Matson Group, UR)
  • Ryan Ribson (Chemistry u-grad, now at Caltech)
  • James Shanahan (Chemistry u-grad, now at Michigan)
  • Lauren VanGelder (Chemistry grad, Matson Group)

Congratulations to all the awardees!

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