Boise students, alumni receive National Science Foundation fellowships

The National Science Foundation offers support for research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The National Science Foundation offers support for research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. | File photo

Two Boise State students and four alumni have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

Each fellowship will last for three years and fund research at $34,000 annually with a $12,000 educational cost allotment. Current Boise State students earning the awards are Sarah Rehn, an undergraduate chemistry student, and graduate mathematics student Heather Wilber.

Former students who were awarded fellowships include Daniel Hillsberry, who is pursuing a physics doctorate at the University of Florida; Dustin Heeney, a doctoral student in microbiology at the University of California, Davis; Jaron Adkins, a doctoral student in biology at Michigan State University; and Alexandria Hughes, a doctoral student in neuroscience at the University of Colorado.

“This is the most prestigious award you can receive as a graduate student,” Boise State associate professor of mathematics Grady Wright said. “It is the launching pad for a great career in whatever field you get it in.”

The National Science Foundation offers support for research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields for those pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees based in research activity.

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