2 SMEA Students win NSF Research Fellowships

Hannah Bassett (left) and Jessica Hernandez (right)

Congratulations to Hannah Bassett and Jessica Hernandez on being awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships. Bassett  was the awardee for ‘political ecology’ and Hernandez was the awardee for ‘environmental justice.’ The fellowships will allow Bassett and Hernandez to continue their doctorate studies and research. In all, the NSF named 2,000 individuals as this year’s recipients of awards from its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). GRFP offers fellowships to applicants selected through a national competition. Awardees — chosen from over 13,000 applicants — represent a wide range of scientific disciplines. GRFP supports the graduate study of students attaining research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education at institutions located in the United States. Applicants are selected through the NSF peer review process.