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Rachel Kenion has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Monday, August 20, 2012

Rachel Kenion has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers.  The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. 

Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected.  Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose. 

NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

Rachel is a recent addition to the group of Paulette Clancy. Her thesis will involve computational studies of  the nucleation and growth processes governing the self-assembly of Covalent Organic Framework materials.


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