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Student Jennifer Esbenshade wins prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

May 12th, 2011

 Jennifer Esbenshade, a double major in chemistry and math, has been granted a prestigious and highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 

Esbenshade will attend the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, one of the nation’s top ten 10 chemistry graduate schools, for doctorate work in materials chemistry. During her time at Messiah College, Esbenshade was a member of the Honors program and active in the Collaboratory. She also landed an internship at the prominent Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. 

Esbenshade is not the first Messiah student to receive a fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Steve Frank `05, a student at Colorado School of Mine, Emily Howell `10, a student at Cornell University, and Mike Foster `02, a faculty member at George Fox University, all also received NSF Fellowships while students at Messiah.

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