WILLIAMSTOWN -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced the award of research fellowships to six Williams College students and graduates and honorable mentions to eight. The fellowships support graduate study in the sciences.
The winners selected from Williams are Samantha Carouso ‘10, who will study psychology at Cornell University; Madelyn Labella ‘09, who will study psychology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Danielle Perszyk ‘09, who will study psychology at Northwestern University; Annelise Snyder ‘11, who will study environmental sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sara Turner ‘11, who will study materials research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and James Wilcox ‘13, who will study computer science at Stanford University.
The recipients of honorable mentions are Liyang Zhang ‘12, Daniel Yudkin ‘08, Clint Robins ‘11, Zane Martin ‘13, Kathryn Kirchgasler ‘06, Peter Gottlieb ‘11, Marian Deuker ‘11, and Mary Daub ‘11.
The NSF, an independent federal agency, was founded in 1950 to further U.S. leadership in the sciences, and it has supported graduate research since its inception. More than 1,000 research fellowships are awarded by the NSF each year.