Two GW Students Win National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships

CUFR Research
May 18, 2015

Two GW graduates have recently won the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. Jane Olmstead-Rumsey, a 2013 graduate of the Elliott School of International Affairs, and Sydney Morris, who graduated this Spring from the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, will receive three years of financial support to pursue research-based doctoral degrees.

While at GW, Jane was a Distinguished Scholar in the Elliott School, graduating from the joint degree program in Economics and International Affairs.  Jane also won multiple undergraduate research awards including the George Gamow Research Fellowship and the Provost/OVPR Undergraduate Research Fellowship (both now the Undergraduate Research Award), as well as the Sigelman Undergraduate Research Enhancement Award and was a research fellow with GW's Institute for International Economic Policy. Jane will be joining Northwestern's PhD program in Economics this Fall. 

Sydney graduated this Spring with a major Chemistry. At GW, Sydney conducted research with the laboratory team of Dr. Peter Nemes and was awarded the Chemistry Department's Madeleine Reines Jacobs Scholarship. Outside the lab, Sydney was also a member of GW’s NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Team and volunteered with DC Science Fests, the USA Science and Engineering Festival, and the Grassroots Project. This Fall, Sydney will enter the PhD program in Chemical and Biological Sciences at Scripps Research Institute.

Learn more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.