Graduate Student Emily Yang Earns NSF Fellowship
Posted: March 20, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected Climate & Space graduate student Emily Yang to receive a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. Applicants are selected through a national competition, and Yang is one of just 2000 STEM students chosen from 13,000 over applicants who will receive a fellowship this year.
Emily's research focuses on quantifying urban carbon dioxide emissions via satellite data and modeling, and her faculty advisor is Professor Eric Kort.
The GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education.
From the NSF site:
"'This unique program has nurtured economic innovation and leadership in the U.S. continuously since 1952 -- by recruiting and supporting outstanding students with high potential in science, technology, engineering and mathematics very early in their graduate training,' said Jim Lewis, NSF acting assistant director for Education and Human Resources. 'These talented individuals have gone on to make important discoveries, win Nobel Prizes, train many generations of American scientists and engineers and create inventions that improve our lives.'"
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