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Fellowships awarded to doctoral students


Doctoral Fellowship awardees
September 14, 2009

 ASU's Graduate College has awarded fourteen fellowships to provide support to first-year doctoral students participating in research that can impact society and our quality of life.

• Doctoral student Jacelyn Rice is seeking improvements in water quality as part of her research in ASU's Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering program.

• Kelsey Young of the School of Earth and Space Exploration is studying ways to shrink the communication gap between NASA engineers and geologists. She is doing research on a tool that astronauts could use on planetary surfaces to make geologic and engineering data collection easier.

• Individual bicultural and biracial development is the subject of research by Camille Dominique Basilio in Psychology.

Students are nominated for the fellowship by their academic unit. They must demonstrate academic excellence and be underrepresented in their field of study. Doctoral Enrichment Fellows receive a monetary award for the first academic year plus a resident tuition waiver and student health insurance. In the second year, the academic unit will provide a TA or RA position or a financial equivalent award.

"These students were selected based on their strong record of accomplishment and academic promise," says Andrew Webber, associate vice provost. "I am confident they will make outstanding contributions to their academic fields and to the ASU community."

The new Doctoral Enrichment fellows are:

• Diana Barela, Sociology

• Camille Basilio, Psychology

• Alhaji Cherif, Applied Mathematics for Life & Social Science

• Christopher Clayton, Civil Engineering

• Ricardo Cordero-Soto, Applied Mathematics for Life & Social Science

• Jean Crissien, Political Science

• Kori Hamilton, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

• Yazmin Lazcano, English

• Carlos Lopez, History

• Jacelyn Rice, Civil Engineering

• Will Russell, Anthropology

• Jessica Solyom, Justice Studies

• Sabrina Thomas, History

• Kelsey Young, Geology