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U of I Graduating Senior Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 01, 2018

Spring 2018 graduate J. Tyrell Styhl has been selected as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. 

Styhl, originally from Idaho Falls, graduates this may with a Bachelor of Science in ecology and conservation biology with minors in wildlife Resources and Statistics. He starts graduate school in Fall 2018 with an emphasis on studying changes in the diet of southern Idaho sage grouse from chicks to adults.

The fellowship program recognizes outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.

Styhl will work under Associate Professor David Tank in the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, and Professor Courtney Conway in the College of Natural Resources as part of his graduate education.

Students interested in information on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship or other scholarship awards can contact Holly LaHann, distinguished scholarships coordinator, at or 208-885-7724 

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