Ph.D. students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

By: Patrick Gillespie

Two current Ph.D. students in geological sciences—Andie Gomez-Patron and Olivia Paschall—have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Additionally, incoming Ph.D. student Kayla Russo also received an NSFGRF.

Gomez-Patron, who earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, works with Matt Pritchard, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for Geological Science. Paschall, who received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, is studying under Associate Professor Rowena Lohman.

Russo, who will be working with Assistant Professor Nicole Fernandez, is a graduate of the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick.

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

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