CLEMSON — Three Clemson University seniors who are headed to graduate school and three alumni who are in graduate school are receiving one of the nation’s top honors for graduate students.
The students have been offered Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation, an honor that puts them in the same club as several Nobel laureates and Google founder Sergey Brin.
The fellowships are celebrated in higher education because they are seen as a sign that students are on the way to becoming knowledge experts who can significantly contribute to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering.
Fellowships consist of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Each Fellow receives a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance that is paid to the institution that will be granting the graduate degree.
These are the Clemson seniors who are receiving the fellowships, their area of study and where they plan to attend graduate school:
- Hansen Mou, chemical engineering, Columbia University
- Sallye Rose Gathmann, chemical engineering, University of Minnesota
- Sarah Elizabeth Sandler, materials engineering, University of California San Diego
These are alumni who have been offered fellowships, their field of study and their current institution:
- Patrick Joseph Dynes; mathematical sciences- algebra, number theory and combinatorics; University of Oklahoma
- Sarah Michelle Lowum; materials research-ceramics; Pennsylvania State University
- Sloan Bradley Nietert; Comp/IS/Eng-Computational Science and Engineering; Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
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