NSF honors alumni, students with Graduate Research Fellowships

Friday, April 04, 2014

Recipients each receive $132,000 to pursue graduate degrees

The University of Tulsa is pleased to announce that four TU alumni and students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

Alumni Stephen Macke (BS ’13) and Cody Martin (BS ’13) as well as seniors Caitlin Pegg and Weston Kightlinger will receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships in the amount of $132,000 each to pursue advanced degrees in science, technology, mathematics and engineering next fall. These individuals were selected from more than 14,000 NSF applications.

Macke earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and mathematics from TU. He currently is studying computer science and machine learning at Stanford University.

Martin is an alumnus of TU’s Department of Chemistry and is now pursuing a graduate degree in chemical synthesis at Rice University.

After earning her undergraduate degree in biological science from TU this spring, Pegg plans to attend Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine and pursue a doctorate in life and biomedical sciences.

Kightlinger will graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He will study chemical engineering this fall at Cal Tech, Northwestern or Princeton.

A total of 54 TU students have received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships since 1996.

Nona Charleston