Published on Monday April 18, 2011
Two MSE students have been awarded prestigious national fellowships.
B.S. student Prineha Narang (advisor: Yury Gogotsi) is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP). The fellowship provides funding for three years of graduate stipend and tuition support, as well as opportunities to conduct research internationally. Prineha is the seventh student from the department to receive this award. Past recipients include B.S./M.S. student Holly McIlwee (advisor: Caroline Schauer), M.S. student Alex Moseson (advisor: Michel Barsoum), and Ph.D. students Stephen Niezgoda (advisor: Surya Kalidindi), Kris Behler (advisor: Yury Gogotsi), María Pía Rossi (advisor: Yury Gogotsi), and John Chmiola (advisor: Yury Gogotsi).
Ph.D. student Steven Spurgeon (advisor: Mitra Taheri) has received the Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG). Comparable to the NSF GRFP, the NDSEG provides stipend and tuition for up to three years in an area of research supported by DoD. Previous MSE recipients of the award include Stephen Niezgoda (advisor: Surya Kalidindi) and Thomas Juliano (advisor: Yury Gogotsi).