ECE Students Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 11:00am

The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected 15 students from the Cockrell School of Engineering for its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships Program including three students from the Department of Electircal and Computer Engineering: Ann Kathryn Rockwell, Connor Jeffrey McClellan and Nikhil Garg.

In total, NSF selected 35 students from The University of Texas at Austin for the program, giving UT Austin the 12th highest number of NSF graduate fellows in the country in 2015.

The NSF graduate fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who are pursuing research-based master's degrees and doctorates at accredited institutions in the United States. Since the program’s inception in 1952, NSF has provided fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their academic achievements and potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.

The Cockrell School fellowship recipients — 10 graduate students and five undergraduates — will receive three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period for graduate study that leads to a research-based master’s or doctor's degree in science or engineering. In addition to a $34,000 annual stipend, NSF will provide an annual $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to each recipients graduate school.

Cockrell School recipients of the 2015 NSF graduate fellowships are as follows:

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Alicia Allen, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Michelle Elizabeth Dose, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
Wiley Jennings, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
David Roger Miller, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Rebecca Buonavita Posa, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Bruno Rego, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Ann Kathryn Rockwell, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nikhil Garg, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sarah Seraj, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
James Michael Wagner, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
Jonathan Taylor Webb, Department of Biomedical Engineering

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (SENIORS)

Matthew Carlson, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
Chelsea Alexis Clark, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
Sai Prashanth Gourisankar, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
Connor Jeffrey McClellan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Noor Momin, Department of Biomedical Engineering