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Eleven Clemson Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowships

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Eleven Clemson students have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFs), and 6 more were named Honorable Mention -- a new record for the University.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships are awarded annually in nearly all fields of graduate education. Each awardee is provided three years of financial support, including stipend and tuition. Less than 20 percent  of the 12,000+ annual applications are chosen.

Clemson graduate students who recieved awards this year include Sarah Cisewski (bioengineering); Allison Foreman Godwin (engineering and science education); Austen Hayes (computer science); Brynna Laughlin (chemistry); and Muriel Steele (environmental engineering and science). Clemson seniors receiving awards for their upcoming graduate study are Benjamin Cousins (mathematics); (William) Dylan Hale (biological sciences); Keven Keith (bioengineering); Ryan Need (ceramic and materials engineering); Daniel Showers (mechanical engineering); and Laura Wiles (bioengineering).

Honorable Mentions went to Clemson graduate students Cheryl HOwell (biochemistry); Amanda King (mechanical engineering); Andrew Outz (computer science) and Christie Sampson (biological sciences) as well as seniors Brian Bowers (mathematics) and Andrew Lisicki (civil engineering).

Drs. Lisa Bension (engineering) and Julia Frugoli (genetics and biochemistry) led last year's series of workshops to assist students in better understanding how to prepare a successful application package. These workshops are conducted in the fall so watch this space for information about this year's workshops.

To learn more about the NSF GRF fellowships, visit their website at