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March 21, 2017

Five ICS students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation announced the recipients of its 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) last week in which ICS students took five of the 27 fellowships awarded to UCI students. ICS would like to congratulate the following five students on their NSF fellowship awards:

  • Kyle Canavera, Software Engineering Ph.D. program
  • Kyle Conniff, Statistics Ph.D. program
  • Michelle Nuno, Statistics Ph.D. program
  • Manuel Rodriguez Torres, Computer Science/Math (undergraduate)
  • Nikolai Vogler, Computer Science (undergraduate)

Each year, the NSF hosts a national competition for its graduate research fellowship to recognize the most “outstanding students with high potential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” according to Jim Lewis, NSF acting assistant director for Education and Human Resources.

The competition is fierce: for 13,000 applicants, only 2,000 were awarded the honor this year. Hailed as a program critical to sustaining U.S. leadership in science and engineering, the GRFP helps recipients continue exceptional research and innovation by providing three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period. Each fellow receives a $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to their graduate institution. The goal is to encourage and support research-based graduate degrees in engineering and science. In addition, there are many international research opportunities for fellows to collaborate and grow their professional careers.
Five ICS students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships


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