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May 10, 2007

UI Students Win Prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

(Name) of (hometown), who (status of undergraduate degree), has won a 2007-08 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship Award to pursue graduate studies at (name of college).

The award consists of an annual $30,000 stipend, plus tuition and discretionary funds for up to three years of support.

The four were among some 900 winners nationwide. Many of the NSF Fellowships were awarded to students in engineering, with others coming from the natural sciences and such fields as anthropology, psychology, economics and political science.

In making the awards, the NSF aims to ensure the vitality of the U.S. human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to reinforce its diversity. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program invests in graduate education for individuals who demonstrate their potential to successfully complete graduate degree programs in disciplines relevant to the mission of the National Science Foundation.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Recipients from Iowa are listed first, followed by recipients from other states, in alphabetical order.


Evan Sengbusch, will earn a bachelor of science degree in physics and astronomy and in mathematics from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in spring 2007, a university of his choice.

Nicole DeVries, earned a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa College of Engineering in 2006, UI Graduate College.

William Liechty, will earn a bachelor's degree in chemical and biochemical engineering from the University of Iowa College of Engineering in spring 2007, University of Texas-Austin beginning in fall 2008. (During the 2007-08 academic year, Liechty will attend Cambridge University in the United Kingdom to earn a master's degree in chemical engineering under a Gates-Cambridge Fellowship obtained through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.)


Justin Feinstein, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California-San Diego in 2006, UI Graduate College.

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