The National Science Foundation has awarded its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship to 25 NC State students this year. An additional 19 received honorable mention.
Recipients include 15 students who have completed or will soon complete their undergraduate degrees at NC State:
- Haniyyah Chapman, Environmental Engineering
- Christopher Cooper, Chemical Engineering and Economics; Park Scholar, University Scholars Program; 2016 Goldwater Scholar, 2017 Churchill Scholar
- April Lamb, Zoology; University Scholars Program
- Eowyn Lucas, Materials Science and Engineering
- Robert Baraldi, Mathematics; Goodnight Scholar; University Honors Program; now at the University of Washington
- Rachel Chapla, Textile Engineering; now at Duke
- Tara Easter, Biological Sciences; now at Boise State University
- Anna Holmquist, Zoology; University Scholars Program; now at University of California at Berkeley
- Robert Lampe, Biological Sciences; University Honors Program; now at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Ashley McGuigan, Biological Sciences; now at the University of Hawaii, Manoa
- Emily McGuinness, Textile Engineering and Chemical Engineering; Park Scholar; now at Georgia Tech
- Stephanie Rikard, Biomedical Engineering; University Scholars Program; now at the University of Virginia
- Michael Rosenberg, Mechanical Engineering; now at the University of Washington
- Emily Tucker, Industrial Engineering; Park Scholar; now at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Liya Weldegebriel, Civil Engineering; University Honors Program; now at the University of California at Berkeley
In addition, 10 Graduate Research Fellows who earned their undergraduate degrees at other institutions have chosen to conduct their graduate studies at NC State:
- Jared Balik, Zoology (Ecology)
- Shelby Boyd, Materials Science and Engineering
- Kaitlyn Bacon, Chemical Engineering
- Jane Coons, Mathematics
- Camden Cutright, Chemical Engineering
- Amanda Gosek, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (STEM Education—Mathematics)
- Sarah Kessler, Curriculum and Instruction (STEM Education—Mathematics)
- Andrew Maurer, Zoology (Ecology); 2017-18 Fulbright Student Grant Finalist to Antigua
- Whitney McCoy, Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (STEM Education—Engineering)
- Emili Moan, Statistics
The fellowship program recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.
Fellows benefit from an annual stipend of $34,000 for three years, a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.
For the 2017 competition, the NSF received over 13,000 applications and made 2,000 award offers.