Sixteen College affiliates awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) has awarded 16 College affiliates 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Fellowships were offered to 2,000 individuals out of an applicant pool of more than 12,000. Six College affiliates received honorable mentions.

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Fellows are awarded a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $12,000 allowance to be used towards graduate school costs.

Awardees also benefit from opportunities for international research and professional development, XSEDE Supercomputer access and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited United States institution of graduate education.

Congratulations to Columbia College’s 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellows:

Terra Blevins CC’17 (Computer and information Science and Engineering - Natural Language Processing)

Jennifer Ding CC’14 (Life Sciences - Neurosciences)

Emma Gilheany CC’14 (Social Sciences - Archaeology)

Irit Huq-Kuruvilla CC’17 (Mathematical Sciences - Symplectic and Contact Geometry)

Lena Ji CC’16 (Mathematical Sciences - Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics)

Jessica Karch CC’15 (STEM Education and Learning Research - Chemistry Education Res)

Rayleigh Lei CC’13 (Mathematical Sciences - Statistics)

Briley Lewis CC’18 (Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Omeed Maghzian CC’16 (Social Sciences - Economics)

Maya Mallaby-Kay CC’17 (Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Noah Miller CC’18 (Physics and Astronomy - Theoretical Physics)

Elan Pochedley CC’16 (Social Sciences - Cultural Anthropology)

Anais Rodriguez-Thompson CC’14 (Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience)

Brian Trippe CC’16 (Life Sciences - Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)

Sarah Weinstein CC’16 (Mathematical Sciences - Biostatistics)

Megan Wilcots CC’18 (Life Sciences - Ecology)