Brian Clark wins NSF Fellowship

April 1, 2016

Brian Clark wins NSF Fellowship

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Congratulations to Graduate Student, Brian Clark has just been notified that he is a recipient of a 3 year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.  Brian is advised by Professor Amy Connolly.

Brian works on experiments to discover extragalactic neutrinos, sometime called “ghost particles". These elusive particles travel to earth from sources far outside our galaxy, but are notoriously difficult to detect. Brian primarily works on the Askaryan Radio Array, or ARA, which searches by burying detectors in Antarctica, and looking for a characteristic interaction of the neutrinos with ice. Brian works on simulation, hardware, and analysis for the experiment.

Congratulations Brian!

Since 1952, NSF has provided fellowships to individuals selected early in their careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. GRFP is critical to NSF's overall strategy of developing the globally engaged workforce necessary to ensure the nation's leadership in advancing science and engineering research and innovation.

A high priority for NSF and GRFP is increasing the diversity of the science and engineering workforce, including geographic distribution, and the participation of women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. GRFP offers fellowship awards directly to applicants selected through a national competition.

GRFP provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ($34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution). That support is for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in science or engineering.

Click to learn more about the Graduate Research Fellowship program and this year's awardees.