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10 CNS Students Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

10 CNS Students Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

​The National Science Foundation has announced that they will be awarding 28 prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships to University of Texas at Austin students, including seven College of Natural Science graduate students, two current undergraduates and a recent alumnus. 

​The annual fellowship honors students who show exceptional potential for serious contributions to the areas of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering. Being the oldest of its kind, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship has provided funding for exceptional early career graduate students since 1951. The application process is open to first year graduate students and senior undergraduate students who intend to go to graduate school. The awardees will receive 3 years of funding, consisting of $12,000 per year for the cost of education and a $34,000 stipend. 

UT Austin had 28 fellows this year,  including students from the across the university. The 10 recipients from the College of Natural Sciences represent a wide variety of departments, including two chemistry and two astronomy awardees. Last year CNS also had a high number of outstanding students awarded the fellowship, with 10 graduate students and 1 undergraduate student receiving the honor. 

This year's fellows are:

Graduate Students:

  • Jessica L Luna (Astronomy)
  • Sinclaire Miguela​ Manning (Astronomy)
  • James Daniel Sanders  (Chemistry)
  • Alexander Boulgakov (Cellular and Molecular Biology)
  • Zacharyn Phillips (Ecology, Evolution and Behavior)
  • Hannah Turner (Mathematics)
  • Alexandra Helene Nishida (Microbiology)
​Undergraduate Students:
  • Celia Claire Beron (Biology Honors)
  • Danny Quang Thach (Chemistry)

​Alumnus:

  • Michael Durant Schnebly (BS, '15, Biological Sciences)
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