Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CENTC Undergraduate Skye Rios Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Skye Rios
Skye Rios, an alumnus of the 2010 CENTC Undergraduate Summer Research Program, has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Skye is a student at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, and will be starting graduate school at the University of Colorado, Boulder this fall with plans to focus on alternative fuels research. Skye spent his summer in CENTC working with Prof. Mike Heinkey and graduate student Joe Meredith. "My experience at CENTC jumpstarted my career in a meaningful and clearly lasting way," he wrote.

The NSF Fellowship will provide Skye with three years of support including a $30,000 annual stipend, a $12,000 annual education allowance for tuition and fees, international research and professional development opportunities, and TeraGrid Supercomputer access. He is the third CENTC undergraduate to receive a Graduate Research Fellowship, joining 2011 Fellows Michele Sarazen and Ricardo Alamillo.

To learn more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, visit the program website.

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