AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Honors College graduate Matthew Ramirez has been awarded a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship.
Ramirez is the fourth Auburn student to be named a fellow this year, joining Nicole Garrison, Bianca Williams and Devin Kalafut.
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.
AUBURN – Auburn University students Bianca Williams, a senior in chemical engineering, and Devin Kalafut, a senior in mechanical engineering, have been awarded National Science Foundation graduate fellowships; Matthew Ramirez, a 2011 graduate in the College of Sciences and Mathematics was named honorable mention.
Each 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.
AUBURN – Michael Chislock, a Ph.D. student in Auburn University’s Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, has been awarded a three-year, $126,000 graduate fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency to fund his doctoral research on the ecological control of toxic blue-green algae in freshwater ecosystems.
The prestigious research award is funded through the EPA’s highly competitive Science to Achieve Results, or STAR, program.
“Blue-green algae traditionally have been managed using repeated applications of algaecides,” Chislock said. “Our findings could lead to a cost-effective and sustainable alternative form of management.”
Chislock is focusing primarily on the aquaculture industry, where blue-green algae, commonly known as pond scum, can cause fish kills and off-flavor problems that can be financially devastating for producers. But he says that blue-green algae have also been implicated in the poisoning of drinking water supplies, food webs, pets and humans.
AUBURN – Peter Campion, assistant professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts, has received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Poetry.
Of the nearly 3,000 applications received, 180 recipients were selected by the Board of Trustees for the foundation. Campion is the only Auburn faculty member to receive the prestigious award, and is one of the few selected from the Southeast.