Ute Wins Graduate Fellowship Program Award

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KEITH GNESHIN, a doctoral student in chemical engineering, is among 150 students nationwide to win a Graduate Fellowship Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy. The winners were announced Aug. 5 by Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who said the awards underscore the Obama Administration’s commitment to bolstering science education. The goal of the fellowship program is to encourage students to pursue graduate degrees in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, engineering, and environmental and computer sciences. Each fellow will be provided $50,500 per year for up to three years to support tuition, living expenses, research materials and travel to research conferences or to Department of Energy scientific facilities. Gneshin works on underground thermal treatment of now un-mineable coal reserves to produce synthetic natural gas and some liquid fuels. (Dated: 08/05/2010)