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5 engineering students selected for National Science Foundation graduate student awards

April 10, 2018 - By Kim Delker

Four students from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and one from the Department of Mechanical Engineering were among nine students from The University of New Mexico to be selected to receive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2018.

NSF graphicThe CBE students are:

  • Sarah Blair, who is a graduate student at Stanford University
  • Tybur Quinton Casuse, who is continuing graduate studies at UNM
  • Danielle D. Harrier, who is a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Adam David Quintana, who is continuing graduate studies at UNM.

    Jaylene Reyanne Martinez from Mechanical Engineering is a graduate student at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend, including a cost-of-education allowance, which gives them the chance to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution. The program also provides an opportunity for international research, as well as professional development.

"My heartiest congratulations to our new NSF Graduate Research Fellows," said UNM Vice President Gabriel Lopez. "Members of this excellent cohort of fine scientists and engineers have each achieved prestigious and highly competitive recognition for excellence in research and scholarship. The impressive group highlights the very high caliber of undergraduate research experiences available at UNM. I look forward to following their carrier advancement and learning of their future discoveries and innovations."

The new awardees were selected from more than 12,000 applicants and come from all 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. Honorable mention recognition went to 1,459 individuals, including one CBE student, Chris Torres.