Published March 31, 2021
The Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to announce that two recent alumnae have received recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program. During their time at UB, both were part of our Honors Program run by Dr. Jessica Poulin.
Alyssa Gooding (2020) worked with Dr. Heather Williams on factors affecting parasite distributions in purple martin nests. Now a PhD student at the University of Minnesota, Alyssa received a 3-year, $34,000 Fellowship to support her work studying parasite-host interactions in tropical environments with Dr. George Heimpel.
Katherine Eaton (2020) worked with Dr. Trevor Krabbenhoft on the evolution of vision in kiyis of the Great Lakes. While at UB, Katherine was both a SUNY Chancellor's Award winner, and, the Department of Biological Science's Outstanding Senior. Now a PhD student at Auburn University, Katherine received the program's award of Honorable Mention for her plan to study the effects of climate change on marine fish.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSFGRFP) awards three-year scholarships for graduate study in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science. There are awards for women in engineering, awards for women in computer information science and graduate fellowships. This fellowship carries a stipend of $34,000 per year plus tuition waivers and fees for three years. Applications are available online and part one of the application is due in early October. Candidates must have research experience. Learn more.