June 9, 1994
Vol. 13, No. 20

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    College students receive major academic awards

    Numerous students in and recent graduates of the College won scholarships, fellowships and grants this spring in recognition of their academic promise and scholarly pursuits.

    Among the students who received awards are:

    _ Dmitry Green, a fourth-year student concentrating in physics, who received a Churchill Scholarship for a year of study and research at Churchill College, Cambridge. Green also was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship.

    _ Alex Tuckness, a fourth-year student concentrating in political science, who was awarded the Gaylord Donnelley Chicago/Cambridge Exchange Scholarship to support study at Cambridge University for one year. Tuckness was also awarded a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities.

    _ Michael Wilson, who was awarded a Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellowship in the Biological Sciences and an NSF Fellowship. Wilson received his A.B. in biology in 1992.

    _ Mariza Rosado, a fourth-year student concentrating in classics, who received a Marshall Scholarship, an award funded by the British government for study at a British university.

    _ Shalini Sharma, a fourth-year student concentrating in Latin American studies, who was awarded a Fulbright Grant (IIE/USIA), a federally funded award for study, teaching or special projects abroad.

    _ Peter Turner, a third-year student concentrating in classics, who won a National Endowment for the Humanities "Younger Scholars" Grant, a federally funded grant for a nine-week summer research project at the University.

    The following awards were also granted:

    _ Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities were awarded to Ana Cox, Nadya Engler, Shafali Lal, Catherine Mitchell, Erin Moran and Catherine Skeen, as well as Tuckness. The fellowships, which are co-sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and selected universities around the country, support the first year of graduate studies for students studying in North America.

    _ Medical Scientist Training Program fellowships, federally funded, six-year awards for work toward both an M.D. and a Ph.D., were awarded to Matthew Vander Heiden and Yu Wong.

    _ National Science Foundation Fellowships, for three years of graduate work in the physical and social sciences, were presented to Rebecca Krantz, Melanie Nelson, Mateo Tussig-Rubbo, Todd Vision, Gregory Gunn, Robin Shoaps, Brett Stevens and Timothy Paek, as well as Green and Wilson.

    _ Goldwater Scholarships, federally funded awards for promising undergraduate scientists, were given to Ben Sharpe, Thomas Pietraho and Casey Snedden.

    _ PICAS grants (Program for Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Area Studies) were given to Derrick Higgins, Nadia Nazarian, Elizabeth Nazarian and Jennifer Rossa.

    _ Ford Foundation Research Fellowships were presented to Jonathan Beere, Katherine Fichter, Elizabeth Klarich, Celina Schocken, Rebecca Spiegel, Christopher Strawn and Shefali Trivedi. The fellowships are awarded for summer research leading to a B.A. paper.

    _ International Traveling Research Fellowships, awards for summer research abroad, were awarded to Vanessa Guest and Andrea Voyer.

    _ Sigma Xi Science Prizes were awarded to three College seniors. Matthew Tate and Matthew Vander Heiden received first-place honors, and Brett Chromy received second prize. Honorable mentions were given to Dmitry Green, Melanie Nelson and Christopher Pelletiere.