Seven students or former students from LSU have been named National Science Foundation Graduate Fellows this year.

The NSF program recognizes students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields who are pursuing research-based advanced degrees.

Each will receive a three-year stipend of $32,000, along with $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees, research efforts and development opportunities.

LSU students or graduates selected are:

  • Ansonia Badgett, who is pursuing a doctorate in chemistry.
  • Bruno Beltran, who is receiving a bachelor’s degree from LSU this month in mathematics.
  • Kimberly Johnson, who graduated from LSU with degrees in English and French in May 2012.
  • Rachael Keller, who is receiving a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in Chinese from LSU this month.
  • Jacob McAlpin, who received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from LSU in May 2014.
  • Melissa McDowell, who received a bachelor’s degree in animal science-science and technology in May 2013.
  • Zachary Rodriguez, who is pursuing a doctorate in evolutionary biology at LSU.

Two LSU students and one LSU alumnae received honorable mentions:

  • Chelsea Kliebert, who earned a degree in biochemistry at LSU.
  • Cameron Rutt, who is working on his doctorate in renewable natural resources with a minor in biological sciences.
  • Alison Dreyfuss, who is pursuing her doctorate in physics with a focus on nuclear structure.

For more on the recipients visit: http://sites01.lsu.edu/wp/lsuresearch/2015/05/08/seven-from-lsu-receive-nsf-graduate-fellowships-three-receive-honorable-mention/