Congratulations to Hunter’s 2014 Winners of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
A Hunter senior and three recent Hunter graduates have each been awarded one of the country's top prizes for young scientists—the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
These outstanding recipients of the highly competitive fellowship are Rebecca DelliCarpini '13, Yasmin Zakiniaeiz '13, Aliona Tsypes '13 and Barukh Rohde '14.
DelliCarpini, an anthropology major, and Zakiniaeiz, a biology and psychology major, both graduated from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter. Tsypes graduated magna cum laude with a major in psychology, and has been accepted into Binghamton University's PhD program in clinical psychology. Rohde will graduate this spring with a triple major in biology-bioinformatics, chemistry and statistics and a double minor in psychology and economics.
Hunter's NSF fellows will receive an annual stipend, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own scholarly work at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate research. The NSF has awarded these fellowships since 1952, and past winners are known for becoming leaders in their fields—both as researchers and as teachers.