Date April 6, 2018
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Thirty Brown students, alumni win prestigious NSF fellowships

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides tuition support and a stipend for promising young STEM leaders.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The National Science Foundation has selected 30 Brown University students and alumni to receive funding for graduate study under the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. There were 2,000 awardees nationwide this year, chosen from a pool of more than 12,000 applicants. Among the awardees are nine current Brown graduate students, one current undergraduate and 20 recent alumni.

“Brown University graduate and undergraduate students have again done an excellent job distinguishing themselves as outstanding scholars by being named NSF GRFP fellows,” said Andrew Campbell, dean of Brown’s Graduate School.  “Selection for this fellowship recognizes their potential as future STEM leaders, and it reflects the educational and training excellence that exists in both Brown’s graduate and undergraduate programs.”

The awards provide a stipend of $34,000 per year for three years as well as tuition support up to $12,000 per year.

Brown students consistently earn GRFP awards in substantial numbers. Thirty-one current and former students were among last year’s awardees, and 32 the year before that.

Current students who will receive the award are:

  • Evan Coleman, undergraduate in physics
  • Justin Dong, graduate student in applied mathematics
  • Eric Garcia, graduate student in physics
  • Robert Gutierrez, graduate student in biomedical engineering
  • Benjamin Korry, graduate student in molecular biology
  • Hannah Krueger, graduate student in geological sciences
  • Jeremy Lomax, graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology
  • Carolina Mejia Peña, graduate student in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry
  • Alexis Toliver, graduate student in neuroscience
  • Jenna Wurster, graduate student in molecular biology