Clarkson University Students & Alumni Awarded NSF Fellowships

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Source: Clarkson University

Clarkson University seniors Michael Lee and Sergio Gallucci, and graduate student Lindsay Avolio '15 have been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for 2016.

Clarkson graduates Mark Surette ’08, now at Oregon State University, and Ruisheng Wang ’15, now at Cornell University, have also won the award.

In addition, Clarkson seniors Skyler Canute and Jacob Misch, and graduate Sean Moran ’11, now at Vanderbilt University, received honorable mentions.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) received close to 17,000 applications for the 2016 competition and made 2,000 award offers. NSF fellows are expected to contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering fields.

Benefits of the award include a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. graduate institution they choose.

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