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5 UH graduates receive NSF fellowships for further study
Date:5/20/2011

HOUSTON, May 20, 2011 The University of Houston (UH) launched the graduate careers of five National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows for 2011. Recognizing outstanding students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, the three-year fellowships cover tuition and include a $30,000 annual stipend.

Pursuing advanced degrees from physics and geology to psychology and the life sciences, this year's UH alumni include students with their sights set on obtaining advanced degrees from UH, Yale, Cornell, Johns Hopkins and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awardees are

  • Matthew Reichl, a physics and mathematics double major and also a member of The Honors College at UH, completed his honors thesis this spring and will begin pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at Cornell University in the fall. His plans are to conduct research in theoretical condensed-matter physics and eventually teach at the university level. Professors Kevin Bassler, John Miller and Donna Stokes were Reichl's three faculty mentors from the physics department while at UH, and he conducted research under the guidance of Bassler for several years. Reichl was additionally honored as a Goldwater Scholar in 2010. Matthew also participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship (PURS) programs while at UH.

  • Yuribia Munoz is a 2011 graduate in Earth and atmospheric sciences and member of The Honors College at UH. Her interest in issues related to global warming led to the topic of her senior honors thesis, conducted under the mentorship of professor Julia Wellner. Munoz's research has taken her to the Antarctic Peninsula, where she spent two months conducting research last year. She will continue her studies at UH as a graduate student in geology this fall
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Contact: Lisa Merkl
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713-743-8192
University of Houston
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