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April 10, 2019

Six students land NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Written By: Tom Ziemer

Six students in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering have earned graduate school support through the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

The program, which dates to 1952, honors and provides funding for students in science, technology, engineering and math fields through three-year annual stipends and tuition allowances. It also facilitates international research experiences and professional development opportunities.

Three undergraduates in the college received fellowships: chemical and biological engineering majors Nathan Wang and Trevor Simmons and biomedical engineering major Isabella Reichardt. For their graduate studies, Wang will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Simmons will attend the University of Texas at Austin and Reichardt will attend the University of Washington.

Three current graduate students earned awards: Theodore Agbi, a PhD student in chemical engineering working with Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering Ive Hermans; Joseph Burns, a PhD student in biomedical engineering working with Associate Professor Pamela Kreeger; and Dylan Schmitz, a PhD student in mechanical engineering working with Bernard A. and Frances M. Weideman Professor Darryl Thelen.

Meanwhile, three biomedical engineering alumni also landed fellowships: Jason Wan, who’s now at the Georgia Institute of Technology; and Karam Khateeb and Samantha Bremner, both of whom are now at the University of Washington.