By  Audra Book

Eight graduate students and two graduating fourth-year students at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science have received prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards for 2022. The awards fund outstanding students in National Science Foundation-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions in the United States. Each five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support, an annual stipend and a cost of education allowance to help cover tuition and fees. The UVA Engineering graduate students who received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships this year are: The UVA Engineering undergraduate students who received fellowships to apply toward graduate studies next academic year are: Four of the 2022 fellowship awardees are UVA Engineering alumni: The NSF awarded honorable mentions to Laurie Ann Elkowitz, a student in the UVA Engineering mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate program; Rohan Dipak Patel, a UVA Engineering alumnus who is pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania; and Sydney R. Henriques, a UVA Engineering alumna earning a graduate degree in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University.