Texas Tech's Geneva Peterson Wins 2007 National Science Foundation Graduate Research
March 29, 2007
Geneva Peterson was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Written by: Christy Hammett
Texas Tech University student Geneva Peterson, from Waxahachie, was awarded a National
Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This prestigious and competitive
scholarship is awarded by the NSF to top seniors and graduate students in sciences,
technology, engineering, and mathematics and covers three years of graduate study
that lead to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree.
The purpose of the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship is to foster energy, quality
and diversity within the scientific community. NSF Fellows contribute to research,
teaching and innovations in science and engineering. This year, 910 fellows were chosen,
52 of whom are chemists, including Peterson.
Peterson will graduate from Texas Tech in May 2007 with highest honors from the Honors
College. She is a two-time Goldwater Scholar (2005- 2006), and won the Gates Cambridge
Scholarship 2007 and Overseas Research Fellowship from Cambridge for her graduate
studies. She will study for a doctoral degree in chemistry at the University of Cambridge
and plans to be a research chemist.
Texas Tech has had two other winners of NSF Fellowships. Michael Henne, a Goldwater
Scholar 2004, became an NSF Fellow in 2005. Henne currently studies at the University
of Cambridge in England. Micah Green was awarded an NSF Fellowship in 2002. He studied
Chemical Engineering at MIT.
For more information about the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships,
please visit http://www.nsf.gov/grfp/ or go the Texas Tech University national scholarships
website at www.honr.ttu.edunationalscholarships. CONTACT: Christina Ashby-Martin, Texas Tech University, coordinator, National & International
Scholarships, email@example.com or (806) 742-1828.