We would like to congratulate our Materials Ph.D. students who have been selected as 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Student Fellows:
- Joshua Bocarsly, Seshadri Group
- Douglas Fabini, Seshadri Group
- Jennifer Selvidge, Bowers Group
From the NSF Graduate Student Fellowship Program website:
"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."
Awardees -- chosen from close to 17,000 applicants -- represent a diverse group of scientific disciplines and from all states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths and territories. The group is diverse, including 1,077 women, 424 individuals from underrepresented minority groups, 62 persons with disabilities, 35 veterans and 627 senior undergraduates.
Congratulations are also in order for Materials Ph.D students, Emily Levin, also of the Seshadri Group, and Elayne Thomas, Segalman Group, for receiving Honorable Mentions.
You can read more about the NSF Graduation Student Fellowship Program and the 2016 Graduate Research Fellowships.