Date: April 21, 2005
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Rebecca Thomason, a senior environmental engineering major at Texas Tech University, has been awarded a prestigious research fellowship at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

Thomason, from Mansfield, is one of only 10 students selected nationwide for the fellowship, known as Research Experience for Undergraduates. While at Clarkson, she will conduct research related to ethanol production and water quality.

"We're very proud of Rebecca and thrilled that she has received this honor," said Dean Fontenot, senior director of the Office of Engineering Outreach and Literacy. "She's a good example of the quality of students we have here at Texas Tech, and especially here in the College of Engineering, that they're able to compete at a national level for a fellowship like this."

The Research Experience for Undergraduates fellowship is a 10-week summer program funded by the National Science Foundation to engage a diverse pool of undergraduates in first-class research projects in environmental engineering and the environmental sciences.

CONTACT: A. Dean Fontenot, senior director, Office of Engineering Outreach and Literacy, College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3451, ext. 236, or e-mail dean.fontenot@ttu.edu.