Dartmouth Students Strike It Big With NSF Fellowships

Dartmouth Now

April 22, 2014

By Joseph Blumberg

Dartmouth engineers Alden Claire Adolph, Fioleda Prifti, and Molly Grear ’11 are three of the eighteen Dartmouth students and alumni to receive prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) for 2014. They are among 2,000 winners drawn from an applicant pool of more than 14,000. An additional 19 Dartmouth applicants were accorded honorable mention in the competition.

The award will support Dartmouth GRF recipients in their development as scientists as they conduct research in atomic physics, ocean engineering, ecology, cognitive neuroscience, and other disciplines. The winners will pursue graduate studies at a variety of top-notch research institutions, including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, Caltech, and Dartmouth. ...

... The new fellows will each receive three years of support from NSF, including a $32,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution. They join 18 current Dartmouth students who are previous fellowship recipients.

In this video, Adolph describes her research on snow albedo as part of NH EPSCoR's "Ecosystems and Society" project on the effect of climate change on local communities. Her advisor, Mary Albert, is Executive Director of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program Office.

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