Emily Thompson, a graduating senior, is awarded an National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. For the 2016 competition, NSF received close to 17,000 applications, and made 2,000 award offers. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.
The Department of Physics & Astronomy would like to congratulate Ms. Thompson on her accomplishments and outstanding work at Clemson and are excited to be see her research, science, and discovery in the years to come.