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The Eberly College of Science
Science Achievement Graduate Fellowship

The Penn State Eberly College of Science has selected seven graduate students as Science Achievement Graduate Fellows for 2018–2019. These scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding graduate students seeking a doctoral degree in each of the college’s seven departments who are interested in the advancement of women in the sciences and related fields. The scholarships were established in 2018 to recognize students who have a record of significant professional achievements in their field and who are role models for other students in the college. Each scholarship is named in honor of an outstanding woman scientist or mathematician who not only made groundbreaking discoveries but also blazed the trial for others who have followed in their footsteps. Fellows in the program will host two distinguished lectures each year in the college, in honor of the women for whom the scholarships are named.

Recipients of the 2018-2019 scholarships are:

The Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Astronomy

Andrea LinAndrea Lin, graduate student in astronomy and astrophysics, is interested in exoplanets and astronomical instruments and hopes to get involved in science outreach and teaching. Read more...

The Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Biology

HowertonEmily Howerton, graduate student in biology, is interested in various topics in theoretical ecology, including using competition models to analyze how species spread and coexist. Read more...

The Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

collinsStephanie Collins, graduate student in the Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology program,is interested in understanding how microorganisms interact with human bodies to cause infections and change metabolism. Read more…

The Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Chemistry

KidderKatherine Kidder, graduate student in chemistry, is interested in the field of theoretical chemistry, where she can utilize her skills in both chemistry and math. Read more…

The Science Achievement Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics

ScullardGabrielle Scullard, graduate student in the mathematics, hopes to pursue research in number theory. Read more…

The Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Physics

EwingRebecca Ewing, graduate student in physics, is interested in gravitational astrophysics andhopes to localize the origins of gravitational wavesusing electromagnetic techniques. Read more…

The Science Achievement Graduate Scholarship in Statistics

HuAlyssa Hu, graduate student in statistics, is interested in applied statistics research and hopes to eventually become a professor. Read more...