Posted April 9, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Lisa Grovenstein, 404894-8835
Record number of recipients receive award to study science and engineering
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 38 Georgia Tech students with Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF), more than any other college or university in the state.
The fellowships, valued at more than $100,000 each, include $30,000 per year for three years for graduate study and $10,500 annually for three years for tuition. This year’s recipients, 23 men and 15 women, are comprised of 28 graduate students and 10 undergraduates (seniors). Areas of study range from artificial intelligence to science policy. In addition, 37 current Georgia Tech students received an honorable mention designation from NSF.
As a result of increased financial support from Stimulus Funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NSF made 2,000 awards in 2010 compared to 1,244 awards last year. The purpose of the GRF initiative, the oldest of NSF’s programs, is to foster experts who will contribute significantly to research, teaching and innovations in science and engineering.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.