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The Eberly College of Science

Science Achievement Graduate Fellowship

2018-2019 Recipients

The Penn State Eberly College of Science has selected seven graduate students as Science Achievement Graduate Fellows for 2018–2019. These scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding graduate students seeking a doctoral degree in each of the college’s seven departments who are interested in the advancement of women in the sciences and related fields. The scholarships were established in 2018 to recognize students who have a record of significant professional achievements in their field and who are role models for other students in the college. Each scholarship is named in honor of an outstanding woman scientist or mathematician who not only made groundbreaking discoveries but also blazed the trial for others who have followed in their footsteps. Fellows in the program will host two distinguished lectures each year in the college, in honor of the women for whom the scholarships are named.

Recipients of the 2018-2019 scholarships are:

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Andrea Lin.

Andrea Lin, graduate student in astronomy and astrophysics, is interested in exoplanets and astronomical instruments and hopes to get involved in science outreach and teaching. Read more...

Barbara McClintock Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Biology

Emily Howerton.

Emily Howerton, graduate student in biology, is interested in various topics in theoretical ecology, including using competition models to analyze how species spread and coexist. Read more...

Rosalind E. Franklin Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Stephanie Collins

Stephanie Collins, graduate student in the Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology program,is interested in understanding how microorganisms interact with human bodies to cause infections and change metabolism. Read more…

Marie Sklodowska Curie Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry

Katie Kidder.

Katherine Kidder, graduate student in chemistry, is interested in the field of theoretical chemistry, where she can utilize her skills in both chemistry and math. Read more…

Maryam Mirzakhani Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics

Gabrielle Scullard, Science Achievement Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics

Gabrielle Scullard, graduate student in the mathematics, hopes to pursue research in number theory. Read more…

Mildred Dresselhaus Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Physics

Rebecca Ewing.

Rebecca Ewing, graduate student in physics, is interested in gravitational astrophysics andhopes to localize the origins of gravitational wavesusing electromagnetic techniques. Read more…

Janet L. Norwood Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Statistics

Alyssa Hu.

Alyssa Hu, graduate student in statistics, is interested in applied statistics research and hopes to eventually become a professor. Read more...