Super six

Several recent engineering graduates have been named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows. Connor Dobson, Christy Pickering and Sean Bitner, all ’16 chemical engineering; Ben Spearman, ’14 chemical engineering; Hannah Masten, ’15 electrical engineering; and Christopher Maurice, ’16 mechanical engineering, were each named to the prestigious NSF graduate fellowship program.

Each fellowship includes $30,000 annually over three years with an additional $10,500 cost-of-education allowance. The purpose of the program is to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.

In addition, six other engineering graduates or students were recognized as honorable mentions for the fellowship program. Sarah Anne Gustitus, a graduate student in civil engineering; Sungil Kim, ’16 electrical engineering; Katherine Mott, ’14 mechanical engineering; Sanny Omar, senior in aerospace engineering; Beth Pearce, ’16 chemical engineering; and Adam Birchfield, ’14 electrical engineering, will all be eligible for a research fellowship should funding become available.