NC State Students Win National Scholarships, NSF Fellowships

D'Lyn Ford | News Services | 919.513.4798

Release Date: 04.03.2012
Filed under Features

Six North Carolina State University students have won prestigious national undergraduate scholarships and 14 received National Science Foundation graduate fellowships.

Four students received Goldwater Scholarships of up to $7,500, awarded to outstanding students preparing for careers as scientists, mathematicians and engineers. NC State joins the universities of Georgia, Kansas and Nebraska as the only institutions to have all four nominees selected.

The 2012-13 NC State winners are:

  • Richard Deans of Rocky Mount, chemistry major, Park Scholar and member of the University Honors Program
  • Ian Thomas Hill of Kernersville, biochemistry and polymer and color chemistry major, Park-Centennial Scholar and member of the University Scholars Program
  • Heidi Klumpe of Murfreesboro, Tenn., chemical engineering and English major, Park Scholar and member of the University Honors Program
  • Brinda Monian of Cary, chemical engineering and biochemistry major, Caldwell Fellow and member of the University Honors Program

Two NC State students received Udall Scholarships of up to $5,000 for the 2012-13 academic year, based on leadership potential, academic achievement and commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal policy. They are:

  • Brian Schuster of Raleigh, chemical engineering major, Caldwell Fellow and member of the University Honors Program
  • Gretchen Stokes of Apex, fisheries, wildlife and conservation biology major, Park Scholar and member of the University Scholars Program

This week, Stokes was also named one of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration’s 2012 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. She is eligible for two years of academic assistance and summer internship opportunities.

The National Science Foundation awarded graduate research fellowships to 20 students who are NC State seniors, graduate students or recipients of bachelor’s degrees from the university.

The fellowships support outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, providing three years of support with an annual stipend of $30,000, a cost-of-education allowance, TeraGrid Supercomputer access and international research and professional development opportunities.

NC State seniors who received fellowships are:

  • Molly Matty of Port  St. Joe, Fla., chemistry major and member of the University Honors Program
  • Asia Murphy of Raleigh, fisheries and wildlife science major
  • Matthew Ostrowski of Durham, chemical engineering and history major and member of the University Honors Program
  • Evan Piephoff of Burlington, N.C., chemical engineering and chemistry major and member of the University Honors Program
  • Robert San Miguel of Miami, Fla., plant biology major and member of the University Honors Program

Current graduate students who received fellowships are:

  • Angela Bucci, doctoral student in entomology
  • Tiffany Garbutt, doctoral student in genetics
  • Alexander Gloss, doctoral student in psychology
  • Carissa Goldstein, doctoral student in materials science engineering
  • Nicholas Lowman, doctoral student in applied mathematics
  • Michele Meisner, doctoral student in statistics
  • Alison Moyer, doctoral student in marine, earth and atmospheric sciences
  • Thomas Petersen, intended NC State graduate student who earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the university
  • Joshua Rice, master’s student in natural resources

In addition, six NC State alumni won fellowships and will pursue graduate studies at other universities.

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