Five University of Utah students have won prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships worth more than $126,000 each from the National Science Foundation. The fellowships winners, their undergraduate majors at the University of Utah and where they plan to attend graduate school are:
- Justin Jenson, chemistry and bioengineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Nicholas Spiropulos, chemistry, University of Utah.
- Katie Joyce Sciuto, bioengineering, University of Utah.
- Melinda Gurr, anthropology, Syracuse University.
- Eric Kenneth Gibbons, bioengineering, Stanford University.
Each fellowship carries three years of annual support at $30,000 per year to the student plus $12,000 a year in cost-of-education allowances to the graduate school. The students also receive supercomputer access and opportunities for international research and professional development.