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UW Students Selected for Nielson Fellowships


May 25, 2011 — Six University of Wyoming students are the recipients of Nielson Fellowships that are related to careers in the energy field. Fellowships are offered through the UW School of Energy Resources (SER).

Receiving the Nielson Fellowship for Women and Minorities are Emily Beagle, energy systems engineering/mechanical engineering student from Sheridan;  Amy Freye, Bemidji, Minn., energy resource science; and Ana Monica Garcia-Ceballos, international student from Colombia, geology and geophysics.

Awarded the Nielson Excellence Fellowship in Energy Studies are Carrie McCarthy, Rock Springs, chemistry; James Thorne, Whitehall, Mont., chemistry; and William White, Laramie geology and geophysics.

Both fellowships are from a donation by the Nielson family of Cody. Fellowships also provide funding for students to attend national or international conferences.

The Nielson fellowships link financial support with undergraduate professional development designed to promote workforce-ready skills and long-term competitive success, says Don Roth, SER associate director.

The Nielson Fellowship for Women and Minorities is an undergraduate fellowship to promote recruitment of talented women and minority students planning a career in the energy sector, such as energy resource science, energy systems engineering, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geology and geophysics, chemistry and physics.  Students have an opportunity to work in energy-related projects with faculty mentors, graduate students and energy sector companies.

The Nielson Excellence Fellowship in Energy Studies recognize superior performance and future potential in sophomore- and junior-level students enrolled in energy studies at UW. The fellowship is for students in energy resource science, energy systems engineering, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, geology and geophysics, chemistry or physics programs.

The recipients will collaborate with research teams leading to publications in peer-reviewed journals and potential commercialization.

For more information, contact Pam Henderson in the SER office, phone (307) 766-6879 or e-mail pamelah@uwyo.edu.

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