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Graduate Student Spotlights

One of the most important metrics when measuring the success of a department is external funding. Usually, this means looking at how much grant money faculty receive, but our EEB students have an excellent record in winning prestigious grants and fellowships. In fact, 25 percent of our graduate students are self-funded. Last academic year, 14 of our 56 graduate students brought in a total of over $300,000 in funding. The following are just a few examples:

Three EEB students won three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards:

  • Patrick McKenzie, finishing undergraduate in the Armsworth Lab
  • Rachel Swenie, new PhD student in the Matheny Lab
  • Morgan Roche, PhD student in the Kalisz Lab

Shelby Scott (Gross Lab) was awarded a three-year National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.

EEB Students in the News

Below is a sampling of articles from our EEB blog. We hope you enjoy reading about our fantastic students!