Six University of California, Irvine assistant professors have been chosen from a highly competitive cohort to receive 2015-16 UCI Hellman Fellowships, which support research by junior faculty members who show great promise. Their projects focus on self-driving cars, economic instability at the U.S.-Mexico border and the production of carbon-neutral fuels, among other topics.
Nine students from the Department of Chemistry and two from the Department of Earth System Science have earned graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. An equal number received honorable mentions.
UCI's Department of Chemistry has received nine Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation – among 34 bestowed campuswide and 2,000 nationwide. Another two fellowships went to the Department of Earth System Science, also in the School of Physical Sciences.
Five UC Irvine students have been awarded $2,500 fellowships to fund research and related projects that focus on food issues. They're among 54 University of California students receiving support from the UC president’s Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship Program.