12 College of Engineering students named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Mr. and Ms. Wolf

Twelve students in the College of Engineering at NC State won prestigious Graduate Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Of the 12, nine have completed or will soon complete their undergraduate degrees at NC State:

  • Haniyyah Chapman, Environmental Engineering
  • Christopher Cooper, Chemical Engineering and Economics; Park Scholar, University Scholars Program; 2016 Goldwater Scholar, 2017 Churchill Scholar
  • Eowyn Lucas, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Rachel Chapla, Textile Engineering; now at Duke
  • Emily McGuinness, Textile Engineering and Chemical Engineering; Park Scholar; now at Georgia Tech
  • Stephanie Rikard, Biomedical Engineering; University Scholars Program; now at the University of Virginia
  • Michael Rosenberg, Mechanical Engineering; now at the University of Washington
  • Emily Tucker, Industrial Engineering; Park Scholar; now at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Liya Weldegebriel, Civil Engineering; University Honors Program; now at the University of California at Berkeley

The following three students earned their undergraduate degrees at other institutions and have chosen to conduct their graduate studies at NC State:

  • Shelby Boyd, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Kaitlyn Bacon, Chemical Engineering
  • Camden Cutright, Chemical Engineering

This year, NSF received more than 13,000 applications for the Graduate Fellowship program from around the U.S. and made 2,000 fellowship offers.

The fellowship program recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees.

The fellows will receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 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.