NASA Fellowships for Josephine Cunningham and Nicholas Brenes

Congratulations to CEC graduate students Josephine Cunningham and Nicholas Brenes, both of the Crooks group, on receiving fellowships through the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program, a program funded by NASA’s Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP).

Nicholas and Josephine are two of just 30 graduate students, selected from across the U.S., to receive the competitive fellowship, which provides as much as $45,000 annually for as many as three years, and includes tuition offset, student stipend, and a research experience at a NASA center. 

The graduate fellowship seeks to support the development of the future STEM workforce through the increased number of graduate degrees awarded to underrepresented and underserved persons (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. A full list of the awardees for 2013 is available from