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April 17, 2009

UI students win prestigious National Science Foundation graduate fellowships

(Name) of (hometown), who (status of undergraduate degree), has won a 2009-10 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 three 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 in alphabetical order by hometown.

IOWA

Ames
Michael Schaefer earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering with a focus on environmental engineering from the UI College of Engineering in 2008, UI Graduate College and study environmental engineering.

Cedar Rapids
Rachel Levine will earn a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the UI College of Engineering in 2009, University of Minnesota.

Iowa City
Jordan Cannon earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the UI College of Engineering in 2008, UI Graduate College.

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