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.
Through an innovative new program developed at UC Irvine, the arts and the sciences – which often occupy opposite ends of the grammar school curriculum – are being integrated to help young students better grasp the basics of Earth, life and physical sciences.