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Kyle Young and Rodi Torres win prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Congratulations to Kyle Young and Rodolfo Matias Torres for being named two of the thirteen students and alumni from the University of Kansas who have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2013-14.

Young, of Denver, completed a Chemistry BS with University Honors from KU in 2008.

Torres, of Lawrence, is an IMSD Scholar and Goldwater Scholar. He is a current student in chemistry and will earn his BS from KU with University Honors in May 2013.

The NSF Graduate Reserach Fellowship is regarded as one of the premier awards in the sciences, the fellowships provide a $30,000 stipend each year for three years of graduate study plus an allowance of $10,500 to the institution for educational expenses. Each year, the Fellowship program receives more than 13,000 applications and awards approximately 2,000 fellowships. An additional 1,800 students receive honorable mentions.

Please see the following KU news article for more information:


Chemistry department receives more than $6 million in research grants annually
14 chemistry faculty members have NSF CAREER Awards
Longest-running chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates in the nation
  • Mon, Apr. 25 - Analytical-Kavisha Ulapane-1003 Malott - 3:30p
  • Wed, Apr. 27 - DyMERS - Amy Jystad, Aruna Munasinghe & Ashlie Walker -1003 Malott-3:30p
  • Thu, Apr. 28 - Organic - Benjamin Haugeberg - 1003 Malott- 12 noon
  • Fri, Apr. 29 - Department - ACS Speaker, Terry Brewer, Brewer Science-Big 12 Room-KS union-4pm