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Eleven College affiliates awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) has awarded 11 College affiliates 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. Fellowships were offered to 2,000 individuals out of an applicant pool of more than 12,000. Eight 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 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellows:

Vanessa Anyaso CC’17, Psychology - Social Psychology

Jacob Austin CC’20, Comp/IS/Eng - Robotics and Computer Vision

Brooke Burrows CC’14, Psychology - Social Psychology

Gabrielle Engelmann-Suissa CC’19, Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics

Micah Gay CC’20 (Mathematical Sciences - Geometry and Representation Theory

Olivia Ghosh CC’19,Physics and Astronomy - Condensed Matter Physics

Christopher Lam CC’17, Physics and Astronomy - Astronomy and Astrophysics

Matthew Lerner-Brecher CC’20, Mathematical Sciences - Algebra, Number Theory and Combinatorics

Matthew Levine CC’15, Mathematical Sciences - Computational Mathematics

Abdallah Mohamed CC’20, Life Sciences - Systems and Molecular Biology

Hamed Nilforoshan-Dardashti CC’19, Comp/IS/Eng - Computational Science and Engineering

Julian Yano CC’18, Life Sciences - Cell Biology