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Climate & Space doctoral student wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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Rosa Vargas-Martes, a PhD student (Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering), has been selected to receive a 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF).

From the NSF website:

“The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. “

Rosa is a first-year graduate student in CLaSP and a Rackham Merit Fellow. She obtained her B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University at Albany, State University of New York in May 2018. She spent the first five years of her undergraduate education at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), where she studied Theoretical Physics with a Curricular Sequence in Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology.

Congratulations, Rosa! 

Rosa Vargas-Martes
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