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Students, Alumni Garner Research Awards
Columbia students and alumni fared well in this year’s competitions for Fulbright and Goldwater Scholarships and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
Eight alumni, including three members of the Class of 2012, have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships in the 2011–12 competition. Winners receive grants for individually designed study/research projects or English Teaching Assistantships for one academic year in a country outside the United States. This year’s winners, listed with the country to which they’ll be traveling, are Sarah Brafman ’10, Indonesia; Cristian Gonzalez ’10, Germany; David Kang ’09, South Korea; Gene Kogan ’08E, India; Rithambara Ramachandran ’12, India; Natassia Rozario ’04, India; Emily Tamkin ’12, Germany; and James Tyson ’12, India.
Woo Chang Chung ’13, Adam Formica ’13 and Katharina Shaw ’13 have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for the 2012–13 academic year. The scholarships, established by Congress in 1986, aim to provide the U.S. with a continuing source of scientists, mathematicians and engineers by supporting students who plan to pursue careers in those fields. Chung is majoring in mathematics and physics, Formica is majoring in environmental science with a concentration in economics and Shaw is majoring in biochemistry. Each will receive up to $7,500 toward tuition and fees during their senior year.
Twelve College alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, mathematics and social science disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Each fellowship provides three years of support to students, including a cost-of-education allowance to the recipient’s institution, a $30,000 annual stipend and professional development and international research opportunities.
The College awardees, their disciplines and their intended graduate institutions are Daniel Amrhein ’09, geosciences, MIT;Zachary Brill ’12, chemistry, Scripps Research Institute; Anna Fineberg ’10, psychology, Temple; Eiren Jacobson ’10, ecology, UC Santa Cruz; Katherine Klymko ’11, chemistry, UC Berkeley; Jason Pflueger ’11, chemistry, UC Berkeley; Noam Prywes ’10, chemistry, Harvard; Ali Raza ’12, neuroscience, Columbia; Albert Rigosi ’11, physics and astronomy, Columbia; Rachel Vishnepolsky ’10, mathematics, Chicago; Yinuo Wang ’12, molecular biology, Johns Hopkins; and Adam Zelizer ’06, political science, Columbia.