TEXAS TECH ENGINEER RECEIVES RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
April 21, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 21, 2005
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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
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