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Six Virginia Tech Graduate Students Win National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

Courtesy of Virginia Tech
Courtesy of Virginia Tech

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded six Virginia Tech students prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships Tuesday to honor outstanding achievements in STEM fields. The fellowships include $32,000 per year for three years of graduate study, plus opportunities for international research and professional development and a cost of education allowance.

This year's winners include:

  • Marian G. Alicea of Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, a master’s degree student in environmental engineering.

  • Austin Cory Bart of Newark, Delaware, a doctoral degree student in computer science.

  • Tamara Fetters of Warrenton, Virginia, a doctoral student in biological sciences.

  • Peter Fino of Auburn Hills, Michigan, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering.

  • Brantley Hall of Christianburg, Virginia, a doctoral student in the genetics, bioinformatics, and computational biology program.

  • Peter Nguyen of Ashburn, Virginia, a master’s student in the Bradley Department of Electoral and Computer Engineering.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, the oldest of NSF’s programs, anticipates fellows “to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.”

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