National Science Foundation awards Graduate Research Fellowships to three students

Three Florida State University students have received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation for 2012.

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides graduate-degree seeking students in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with three years of support through a $30,000 annual stipend and a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance.

The Graduate Research Fellowship recipients are:

Rochelle Worsnop
Rochelle Worsnop
  • Rochelle Pauline Worsnop, a senior majoring in meteorology from Pensacola, Fla. Worsnop is planning to pursue a doctorate in boundary-layer meteorology and renewable energy applications at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • Amanda Isbel Fidalgo, a senior majoring in political science and international affairs from Debary, Fla. Fidalgo is planning to pursue a doctorate in political science at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Chelsie Whitaker Wagner, a graduate student studying biological sciences from Phoenixville, Pa. Wagner is planning to pursue a doctorate in ecology from Florida State.

The university’s Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards and its Office of National Fellowships provided assistance to the students as they worked to obtain to fellowships.

Amanda Fidalgo
Amanda Fidalgo

“As fellows, these Florida State students exhibit the guiding principles of the National Science Foundation — exceptional academic merit, transformative research and a deep commitment to not just their scientific work but the broader impacts of science on society,” said Anne Marie West, director of Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards. “We congratulate them on this prestigious accomplishment.”

Craig Filar, director of Office of National Fellowships, said that this recognition by the National Science Foundation honors the “incredible research that the university’s undergraduate and graduate students are conducting on campus.”