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Department of Biological Sciences

Kristen Fisher, Anne Marie Ventrone and Heather Bruck recognized by the NSF

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) from the National Science Foundation (NSF)  recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing fulltime research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.

Congratulations to Kirsten Fisher, a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major who worked in Dr. Johannes Stratmann's lab and was awarded a GRFP! Kirsten will pursue a PhD in Plant Biology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in the fall. Congratulations also to Heather Bruck, who worked in Dr. Jeff Dudycha's lab, and Anne Marie Ventrone, who currently works as a technician in Dr. Deanna Smith's  lab and will pursue her work as a PhD student in the fall, on their Honorable Mentions.

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