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Julianna Renzi will use the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue her graduate studies focusing on how humans impact the ecology of marine ecosystems, with a particular focus on coral reefs and salt marshes.

Students Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Students Earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 20, 2018
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Nearly two dozen UA-affiliated students have been awarded the fellowship, which recruits high-potential, early career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in STEM fields.

Some of the current UA students who were awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship include:

Ethan Burnett, who is finishing his master's degree in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and will continue his Ph.D. studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research has been in spaceflight mechanics and astrodynamics with a focus on spacecraft formation flying. He plans to continue work on autonomous space vehicle navigation and control.

Noelle Collins, a senior majoring in electrical and computer engineering. She will begin her graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she will work in professor John Bower's optoelectronics group on quantum dot photonic integrated circuits.

Lily Engel, a senior majoring in biosystems engineering and mathematics. She plans to begin her graduate studies in environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where she will focus on mathematical modeling of coastal systems and how the systems are changing with climate change.