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16 students, alumni named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows | MSUToday

Sixteen outstanding undergraduate and graduate students and alumni of Michigan State University have been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship program, along with 13 honorable mentions.

The program is the nation’s oldest graduate scholarship program that supports graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines pursuing master’s and doctoral studies. research-based.

NSF Graduate Research Fellows receive an annual stipend of $34,000 over three years, as well as a $12,000 stipend for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development and the freedom to conduct their own research. at any accredited U.S. institution of higher education of their choice.

“We are thrilled to see so many of our outstanding graduate students receive much-appreciated NSF Graduate Research Fellowships,” said Pero G. Dagbovie, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and postdocs. “Their success and accomplishments represent the importance of a variety of research initiatives in the MSU community. The Graduate School team sends hearty congratulations to all MSU recipients and honorable mentions.

“Supporting the success of the next generation of faculty and scholars is central to the mission of MSU Honors College,” said Christopher P. Long, MSU Foundation Professor and Dean of MSU Honors College and the College of Arts & Letters. . . “Having so many talented and conscientious MSU undergraduate and graduate students win NSF Graduate Fellowships is a great testament to the strength of our students and the excellence of our faculty. On behalf of the MSU Honors College, congratulations!

Below are the names of the 16 students who have been named NSF Graduate Research Fellows:

  • Wesley Binder graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the College of Natural Science.
  • Zaria Contejean graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in genomics and molecular genetics from Lyman Briggs College. Zaria is pursuing a doctorate in genetics at Stanford University.
  • Bianca Davila-Montero is an MSU PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering.
  • Isabella Ginnett, College graduate majoring in Physics and Advanced Mathematics at the College of Natural Sciences.
  • Katarina Huss graduated from MSU Honors College with a BA in Comparative Cultures and Politics and Social Relations and Politics from James Madison College. Katarina is pursuing a doctorate in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Peter Jansen graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in biosystems engineering from the College of Engineering and German from the College of Arts and Letters. Peter is pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at The Ohio State University
  • Garrett Knowlton graduated from MSU in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in fish and wildlife from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
  • Spencer Lee graduated from MSU Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in advanced mathematics and physics from the College of Natural Science. Spencer is a doctoral student in computational math, science, and engineering at the College of Engineering.
  • Brianna Martinez graduated from MSU with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lyman Briggs College. Brianna is pursuing a doctorate in chemistry at Florida International University.
  • Andrew McDonald is an Honors BSc in Advanced Mathematics and Statistics at the College of Natural Sciences and Computer Science at the College of Engineering.
  • Gabriel Moreau graduated from MSU Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in physics from the College of Natural Science and in music from the College of Music. Gabriel is pursuing a doctorate in physics at Stanford University.
  • Bryce Palmer is an MSU Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering.
  • Simon Sanchez is an MSU PhD student in biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering.
  • Karl Schneider graduated from MSU Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in international relations from James Madison College and in criminal justice and economics from the College of Social Science. Karl is a research fellow at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
  • Joseph Slivka graduated from MSU Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the College of Natural Science. Joseph is pursuing a doctorate in physics at the University of California-Berkeley.
  • Katharine Walters graduated from Honors College and majored in Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering.

The Graduate School is the primary advocate for graduate, professional, and postgraduate education at Michigan State University, and provides training opportunities for students and research trainees, such as the annual GRFP Grant Writing Workshop as part of the MSU AGEP program. Additionally, the Graduate School collaborates with several minority-serving institutions and invites GRFP candidates from our partner institutions to participate in the annual workshop series.

Michigan State University’s National/International Scholarships and Fellowships (NIFS) office, administered by the Honors College, helps interested undergraduate and graduate students pursue key national and international opportunities by providing information and support direct throughout the competitive application processes.

This story was originally published on the National/International Fellowships & Scholarships website.