Four engineering students win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Four Penn State engineering students have been named winners in the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

The NSF GRFP is designed to recognize and support outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at accredited U.S. institutions.

The winners include environmental engineering graduate students Rebecca Edwards and Andrew Kreider, mechanical engineering graduate student Matthew Krott and chemical engineering undergraduate student Justin Yoo.

Each fellowship winner will receive three years of support, including a $32,000 annual stipend, a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution, international research and professional development opportunities and access to the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment supercomputer.

The NSF received more than 14,000 applications for the 2014 competition and made 2,000 fellowship award offers.

Last Updated April 14, 2014