Some Recent NPSC PhD Fellows

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NPSC Fellow Dr. Catherine Beni
Youngest person to receive a PhD from the California Institute of Technology

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Dr. Sandra Lee, Senior Research Scientist
Merck Research Laboratories

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Dr. Stephanie Land, Research Associate Professor
Director, ReSET Center, Department of Biostatistics
Graduate School of Public Health NSABP and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

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Dr. John Cavazos
Assistant Professor of Computer & Info. Sciences
University of Delaware

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Dr. Kimberly Weems
Associate Professor of Statistics
North Carolina State

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Dr. Eric Pierce
Staff Scientist
Environmental Science Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Dr. Matt Borselli
Senior Research Staff Physicist
HRL Laboratories

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Dr. Rachel Kurtz
Product Research Developer

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Dr. Carlos Valdez
Research Scientist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Dr. Alicia Abella
Executive Director of Technical Research

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Dr. Jakita Thomas
Service Design
IBM Research

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Dr. Brent Lagesse
Research Scientist
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Dr. Amelia Estwick receives her hood at
George Washington University
Dept. of Defense Research Analyst

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Dr. Michelle Ghrist
Professor of Mathematics
U.S. Airforce Academy
The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. NPSC's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.

Since inception in 1989, NPSC has awarded 467 graduate fellowships. Of those fellows, 204 have received a PhD and 92 have received an MS. Sixty-six students are currently enrolled. Ninety-five percent of NPSC fellows have been minority, female, or both, those historically underrepresented in science. Recent alumni have received PhD's from Caltech, Cornell, Duke, George Washington, North Carolina State, Stanford, Texas A & M, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, University of Maryland – CP, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, and University of Wisconsin.

By helping to provide a continuous source of scientists who are U. S. citizens, employers and universities can achieve diversity and balance in our nation's scientific community. In turn, NPSC can help today's promising young scientists — tomorrow's science leaders — to realize their dreams.
The NPSC Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 expense allowance; covering tuition; allowing a fellow also to hold a research or teaching assistantship; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor.

The application is easy to complete, requiring the same information as other national fellowships. The online application opens August 25 and closes November 30.

If you have interned, have been employed or are employed by a government agency or laboratory, ask your mentor or research supervisor to nominate you directly for an NPSC fellowship. Contact NPSC for details.


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