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Auburn University claims four NSF Graduate Research Fellows and three honorable mentions

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The National Science Foundation has named an Auburn University student and three alumni as NSF Graduate Research Fellows and cited two other Auburn students and an alumnus for honorable mention.

The recently named fellows are Honors College student Lauren McManus, a senior in aerospace engineering; Matthew McBride, a 2012 Honors College graduate in chemical engineering; Jennie Appel, a 2011 graduate in electrical engineering; and Joshua Jarrell, a 2005 graduate in applied mathematics.

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.

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Auburn researcher receives National Science Foundation CAREER award to study biofuels

Dr. Maobing TuAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Maobing Tu, an assistant professor in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, has received a $401,155 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award for his research in biofuels and bioenergy.

The CAREER program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards, honoring junior faculty who excel in research and teaching and integrating these roles at their institutions.

Tu said the five-year project promises to improve efficiency in the biorefining process for butanol production from forest and agricultural biomass. The study is titled “Carbonyl Inhibition of Butanol Production from Biomass Hydrolysates by Clostridium acetobutylicum.”

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Auburn engineer presented with National Science Foundation CAREER award to study cardiac tissue regeneration

Elizabeth Lipke
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Elizabeth Lipke, an assistant professor in Auburn University’s Department of Chemical Engineering, has received a $400,000 grant through the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early CAREER Development Program for her research designing engineered cardiac tissue and developing cardiac regeneration techniques.

Limited to a few individuals each year, the award recognizes outstanding college and university faculty members in the early stages of their careers and supports their research and outreach activities with funding for five years.

“Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States each year for both men and women,” Lipke said. “Through regenerative engineering we can improve the ability to repair damaged or diseased hearts and provide patients the opportunity for both a longer and potentially better quality of life.”

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Auburn University art professor awarded National Science Foundation grant to study in Antarctica

Antarctica triptychAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Allyson Comstock, a professor in the Department of Art in Auburn University’s College of Liberal Arts, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant through the Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.

Comstock is one of just two artists and the only awardee from Alabama to be selected this year. She will travel to Antarctica in October and will spend two months working collaboratively with researchers at Palmer Station to create a set of 30 total drawings to represent the Antarctic environment.

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Auburn University graduate awarded National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship

20120409, Matthew Ramirez, Head Shot, Honors CollegeAUBURN 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.

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Two Auburn University seniors awarded National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships

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.

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