University of California, Riverside

Department of Bioengineering


Five Honored with NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award

April 11, 2013

Five bioengineering students have been honored with the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship is in recognition and support of outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Each year 2,000 awards are given throughout the nation across all appropriate disciplines.

This year, Bioengineering had four awardees and one honorable mention. These students are:

  • Thanh Yen Nguygen (BIG student advised by Professor Huinan Liu)
  • Maricela Maldorado (BIG student advised by Professor Jin Nam)
  • Elbert Mai (graduating senior planning to attend UC San Diego)
  • Leo Green (BIG student advised by Professor Elisa Franco)
  • Tyler Backman (honorable mention, BIG student advised by Professor Thomas Girke)

Both the undergraduate and the BIG programs have had tremendous success in attracting students of the quality worthy of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Currently of the eligible students, 24% are NSF Graduate Research Fellows.

NSF Fellowship Recipients

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients for 2013. From left to right:
Tyler Backman, Thanh Yen Nguygen, Elbert Mai,  Maricela Maldorado and Leo Green.

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Department of Bioengineering
205 Materials Science & Engineering

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