Nebraska Engineering students earn prestigious NSF funding

Calendar Icon Jun 26, 2009      Person Bust Icon By Carole Wilbeck | Engineering     RSS Feed  RSS  -  Submit a Story

Five UNL College of Engineering students earned highly selective Graduate Research Fellowships in 2009 from the National Science Foundation.

  • Sarah Swisher graduated in 2004 and is pursuing graduate studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with University of California-Berkeley.
  • Brandon Smith is a 2007 graduate. He now attends a graduate program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. His area of study has been Artificial Intelligence in Comp/IS/Eng (including Robotics, Computer Vision and Human Language Processing).
  • Lee Redden graduated from in 2009 and will continue his mechanical engineering studies as a graduate student at UNL.
  • Evan Luxon completed his B.S. in mechanical engineering in 2009 and will join a graduate program at Johns Hopkins University.
  • Adam Eck is a 2008 graduate and continues his studies in Artificial Intelligence (in a Comp/IS/Eng program that includes Robotics, Computer Vision and Human Language Processing) as a UNL graduate student.

According to the NSF Web site, “The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) offers our nation's research leaders of tomorrow exceptional funding with three years of graduate support.” Each honor includes a $30,000 annual stipend, $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, $1,000 one time international travel allowance, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access.

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