TAMUS LSAMP BTD fellows Andrea Delgado and Ryan Brito were awarded fellowships through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). GRFP fellows receive three years of support; $32,000 annual stipend; $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution; and international research and professional development opportunities. Supercomputer access and resources are also available to GRFP fellows.
Mitchael Whitely received an Honorable mention from NSF.
From the NSF GRFP website: The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program 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 US institutions. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation’s technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.
The NSF accords Honorable Mention to meritorious applicants who do not receive Fellowship awards. This is considered a significant national academic achievement and provides access to cyberinfrastructure resources through the XSEDE. 2004 students out of 16,000+ applicants received Honorable Mention.
Congratulations, Andrea, Ryan and Michael !