CCS would like to commend all of the UCSB students who submitted pre-doctoral proposals for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and Doctoral degrees. This year, the NSF received over 13,000 applications and selected just 2,000 students nation-wide to receive GRFP awards, including 19 UCSB students. Current and former CCS students accounted for three of the nine UCSB awardees from disciplines where CCS has eligible candidates. Congratulations to Daniel Spokony (CCS Computing), Farallon Broughton (CCS Biology, '16) and Michael Maser (CCS Chemistry-Biochemistry), who received awards that will support them in graduate school. Earning Honorable Mention were Christopher Reetz (CCS Physics), Qicheng Zhang (CCS Physics), Kevin Dervishi (CCS Biology) and Jessica Bullington (CCS Biology). Well done!
To see a list of all of the recipients, visit: https://www.nsfgrfp.org/