Engineering Students Win Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowships

Friday, April 17, 2009

University of Iowa News Release

Three College of Engineering students have won a 2009-2010 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Award to pursue graduate studies.

Michael Schaefer earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a focus on environmental engineering from the UI College of Engineering in 2008, and will continue his studies at the UI in environmental engineering.

Rachel Levine will earn a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the UI College of Engineering in 2009.  She will continue her studies at the University of Minnesota.

Jordan Cannon earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the UI College of Engineering in 2008 and will continue graduate studies at the UI.

The award consists of an annual $30,000 stipend plus tuition and discretionary funds for up to three years of support.

The three were among some 900 winners nationwide. Many of the NSF Fellowships were awarded to students in engineering, with others coming from the natural sciences and such fields as anthropology, psychology, economics and political science.

In making the awards, the NSF aims to ensure the vitality of the U.S. human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to reinforce its diversity. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program invests in graduate education for individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.