Kudos Roundup: 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners

May 16, 2012

We just wanted to give a big shout out to all of the 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship winners. This post is a roundup of recent articles we’ve collected from around the web. If you have an article and do not see it here, please feel free to add a link in the comments. Congrats everyone!

Alexandra Bentz, Appalachian State University
Alexandra Bentz (photo credit: Appalachian State University)

Appalachian State University

Have passion, seize opportunities and solve challenges, graduates told

Alexandra Bentz, received a $30,000 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. Read more.



L to R: Erik Stout, Brian Perea, Michael Kenney,  John Ingraham
From left to right: Erik Stout, Brian Perea, Michael Kenney, John Ingraham. (photo credit: Chakris Kussalanant)

Arizona State University

4 juniors win top national awards as up-and-coming scientists

Four remarkable ASU juniors who already are doing sophisticated research and presenting their work to national audiences have won Goldwater Scholarships, the nation’s premier awards for undergraduates studying science, math and engineering. Read more.



Bianca Williams, Auburn University 2012 NSF Graduate Fellowship Recipient
Bianca Williams (photo credit: Auburn University)

Auburn University

Two Auburn University seniors awarded National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships

Auburn University students Bianca Williams, a senior in chemical engineering, and Devin Kalafut, a senior in mechanical engineering, have been awarded National Science Foundation graduate fellowships. Read more.


Baylor University
(photo credit: Baylor University)

Baylor University

Baylor Doctoral Student Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship

Zack Valdez, doctoral candidate in The Institute of Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TIE3S) at Baylor University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowship in the geosciences. Read more.


Caroline Smith, Boston College
Caroline Smith (photo credit: Veenema Lab)

Boston College

BC grad student wins NSF graduate fellowship

Caroline Smith, graduate student in Alexa Veenema’s lab, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her research on the neural mechanisms regulating social novelty-seeking. Read more.



Elyas Bakhtiari, Boston University
Elyas Bakhtiari (photo credit: Boston University)

Boston University

PhD candidate Bakhtiari awarded NSF Fellowship

Sociology Ph.D Candidate Elyas Bakhtiari was awarded one of  three  graduate student fellowships under the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows Program. Read more.



Samuel McCandlish, Brandeis University
Samuel McCandlish (photo credit: Brandeis University)

Brandeis University

Six scientists secure fellowships

Samuel McCandlish ’12 (Physics) , a current student who did research with Michael Hagan and Aparna Baskaran, resulting in a paper “Spontaneous segregation of self-propelled particles with different motilities” in Soft Matter(as a junior). Read more.



City University of New York (CUNY)
(photo credit: City University of New York)

City University of New York (CUNY)

Record 16 CUNY students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

A record 16 CUNY students — 15 of whom earned undergraduate degrees at the University — have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for work toward their master’s or doctoral degrees. Read more.


Rice University
(photo credit: Rice University)

Rice University

20 NSF fellowships awarded to Rice students for graduate study

The six Rice seniors and 14 Rice graduate students chosen as NSF graduate research fellows will receive support for three years of graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees in the fields of science and engineering relevant to the NSF’s mission. Read more.


Jennifer Sepulveda, University of Arizona
Jennifer Sepulveda (photo credit: University of Arizona)

University of Arizona

Students Awarded NSF Graduate Fellowships

Five students who participated in federally funded graduate education preparatory programs for low-income, first-generation or underrepresented students at the University of Arizona have earned National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Read more.


Elizabeth (Lizzy) Mahoney, doctoral student in chemical engineering
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Mahoney (photo credit: University of Delaware)

University of Delaware

Ten win prestigious graduate fellowships from National Science Foundation

Ten University of Delaware students and recent alumni have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Program Fellowships. Numerous Nobel Prize winners are among past recipients of the prestigious award. Read more.


University of Hawaii at Hilo
(photo credit: University of Hawaii at Hilo)

University of Hawaii at Hilo

UH Hilo students earn Graduate Fellowships

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has presented Graduate Student Fellowship Awards to a pair of University of Hawai?i at Hilo students enrolled in the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science (TCBES) master’s degree program. Read more.


University of Houston 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Winners
Left to Right: Cameron Williams, Audrey Cheong, Darren Seibert and Thomas Markovich (photo credit: University of Houston)

University of Houston

5 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UH students, alumna

From cognitive neuroscience to theoretical physics, this year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows from the University of Houston (UH) have their sights set on careers in fields ranging from medicine to energy. Read more.


Adam J Dixon, University of Virginia
Adam J Dixon (photo credit: adamjdixon.com)

University of Virginia

Ten U.Va. Graduate Students Earn NSF fellowships

This year’s fellowship winners will be conducting graduate work, in biomedical engineering, developmental psychology and social psychology. Four of them, all in biomedical engineering, earned their bachelor’s degrees from U.Va. Read more.