Denison physics grads awarded NSF, NDSEG grants
Two recent Denison graduates with degrees in physics were awarded 2016 grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) . And one alum was awarded a grant from the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) program as well.
Riley Sechrist ’15 was awarded an NSF grant for physics and astronomy - physics of living systems at University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Kristina Dungan Meier ’15 was awarded an NFS grant for atomic, molecular and optical physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, she was offered a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense. NDSEG selections are made by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, and the Army Research Office. The American Society for Engineering Education administers the NDSEG Fellowship. Meier is one of only about 200 individuals who were granted a three-year graduate fellowship.
“We are incredibly proud of our students and alumni,” commented Denison University President Adam Weinberg. “The recognition by NSF of our students and recent alumni is a testament to the kinds of students Denison attracts and the quality of the faculty mentorship, classroom instruction and lab experiences our students receive.”
Since 1951, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program has helped ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are awarded to applicants who will pursue a doctoral degree in, or closely related to, an area of Department of Defense interest.