National Science Foundation Sees Merit in UI Scholars
Three UI students received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation to support their research in mathematics, engineering and geology. The trio increases the list to 16 UI students who have earned this prestigious award in the last decade. The program provides a stipend and tuition allowances for three years while the recipients pursue their graduate degrees.
Benjamin Anzis, a senior from Marshalltown, Iowa, is studying mathematics in the College of Science. Anzis is a member of the UI Honors Program and is a Goldwater Scholar. He will use his award to pursue his doctorate in algebraic geometry.
Isaac Curtis, originally from Potlatch, Idaho, is a master's student studying materials science and engineering in the College of Engineering. Curtis will use his award to pursue his doctorate. He is studying the use of modern computer vision and machine learning tools to unearth hidden trends in complex multidimensional data space.
Emily White, of Hawthorne, California, is pursuing her doctorate in geology in the College of Science. She is studying the timing of uplift of the Andes using isotope geochemistry and basin analysis.