Five Auburn students and alumni awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Five Auburn University students and alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and two students have received honorable mention, an Auburn record.

The National Science Foundation announced this week the Auburn recipients: Casey Ruark, a 2013 Honors College graduate in biological sciences; Chris Bartel, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering; Zack Coker, a 2013 Honors College graduate in software engineering; Alex Roman, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering; and Jacob Clary, an Honors College senior in chemical engineering.

Receiving honorable mention were Alex Wolff, an Honors College senior in aerospace engineering, and Ryan Weaver, a graduate student in biological sciences.

The fellowship provides three years of support at $30,000 annually and an additional $10,500 cost of education allowance. The purpose of the fellowship program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. For more information, go to http://www.nsfgrfp.org/.

Contacts: Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu), orĀ Charles Martin, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (marticd@auburn.edu)