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NSF Graduate Fellowships Awarded to Astronomy Students

The National Science Foundation has awarded two prestigious graduate fellowships (Nick Kaaz and Maura Lally) as well as two honorable mentions (Miguel Martinez and Jillian Rastinejad) to students affiliated with CIERA.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The 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. Learn more on the program’s website.

View the full list of 2021 awardees.

Congratulations Nick, Maura, Miguel, and Jillian!
Nick Kaaz photo

Nick Kaaz works with Sasha Techkhovskoy

Maura Lally is an undergraduate working with Wen-fai Fong

Honorable mention: Miguel Martinez works with Fred Rasio

Honorable mention: Jillian Rastinejad works with Wen-fai Fong