CSC News

April 04, 2013

Four From CSC Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The NC State Computer Science Department is pleased to announce that two undergraduate students and two PhD students have been chosen to receive prestigious and highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships

The Department’s winners include: undergraduates Joseph Arthur and Neil Shah, and PhD students Brittany Johnson and Fernando Rodriguez.
The Graduate Research Fellowship was first awarded in 1952, with the goal of encouraging basic scientific research and ensuring comprehensive, competitive programs for U.S. students.  Since 1952, NSF has funded over 46,500 Graduate Research Fellowships out of over 500,000 applicants. 
As the oldest graduate fellowship if its kind, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.  Among its alumni are over 30 Nobel Laureates, 440 members of the National Academy of Sciences, thousands of science and engineering faculty, and many notable individuals in industry, government, and the non-profit sector. 
Fellows benefit from three years of funding (approximately $122,500) for research-focused degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.  Additional information on the program can be found here and here.
For information on NC State’s other recipients, please see the related story here.
Congratulations to our very deserving students on receiving this wonderful honor!
(Editor’s note:  Jeffrey Wilson, who will be entering the NC State Computer Science PhD program this fall, also received a Graduate Research Fellowship.  He is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.)

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