Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 27, 2018

 Ryan Rubenzahl NSF Fellowship

Ryan Rubenzahl ’18, a physics and astronomy major from Lowville, New York, will attend California Institute of Technology to pursue a PhD in astrophysics. Also a 2017 Goldwater Scholar, he will focus his research in observational data-driven astronomy involving surveys.

Four Rochester undergraduates and two graduate students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, part of a federally sponsored program that provides up to three years of graduate study support for US students pursuing doctoral or research-based master’s degrees in STEM, STEM education, and social science fields. Candidates, who must demonstrate outstanding scholarly promise and leadership potential, apply for the NSF either the year before entering graduate school or during the first or second year of their graduate degree programs.