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Ten Stony Brook Students Awarded Prestigious NSF-GRFP Fellowships

Ten Stony Brook University students have been awarded prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP) by the National Science Foundation. Another three SBU students earned honorable mentions.

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This nationally competitive award provides successful applicants in NSF-supported STEM disciplines with three years of funding for graduate school.

The ten students honored with fellowships are David Arnot, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering; Clare Beatty, Clinical Psychology; Abraham Leite, Computer Science and Cognitive Science; Edelmy Marin Bernardez, Chemistry; Riley McDanal, Clinical Psychology; Sam van der Poel, Applied Mathematics & Statistics; and Kristin Walker, Clinical Psychology. The following three Stony Brook alumni also received fellowships: Fnu Karan Kumar ’21, Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Physics; Micaela Rodriguez ’19, Psychology; and Chantelle Roulston ’20, Psychology and Sociology.

The three honorable mentions are Dylan Galt, Mathematics; Kenneth Hanson, Linguistics; and Whitney Wong ’21, Biology alum.

“Once again, our students’ success demonstrates the importance of the Graduate School’s partnership with OVPR to provide students with a first rate GRFP mentoring program,” said Eric Wertheimer, dean of the Graduate School.

“Despite the lingering pandemic, Stony Brook students really excelled again this year with the GRFP competition,” said Kathleen Flint Ehm, assistant dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Initiatives. “The funding provided by these awards for graduate school will allow our students the freedom to focus fully on their PhD research and advancing their careers.”

The NSF GRFP was established in 1952 to help develop and boost diversity of the country’s science and engineering research workforce by supporting graduate students who pursue research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported STEM disciplines.

Click below to view a gallery with more about the fellowship winners.

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