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BME Students Awarded Fellowships for Graduate Research by the National Science Foundation

April 6, 2011

Three BME seniors received prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowships, and Michael Hoffman, a Ph.D. student in the Benoit Lab, received an NSF Honorable Mention. The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master's degrees.

The fellowship includes a three-year annual stipend of $30,000, a $10,500 educational allowance to the institution, and international research opportunities. Danielle Benoit, assistant professor in biomedical and chemical engineering at Rochester, says that the financial support provides students the flexibility to attend conferences, participate in training programs, and travel to meet with other researchers in their field.

The following graduating BME seniors received fellowships:

Benjamin Freedman (Lerner Lab) '11: University of Pennsylvania

Adam Kozak '11: Duke University

Hannah Watkins (Benoit Lab) '11: Cornell University, 2011-12 Fullbright Scholarship and Whitaker International Fellowship to the United Kingdom