NSF Awards Nine Graduate Fellowships to Williams Students and Alumni

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 25, 2021—The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded research fellowships to nine Williams College students and alumni. In addition, the NSF has awarded honorable mentions to seven other Williams students and alumni. The NSF fellowships support graduate study in the natural and social sciences.

The nine Williams fellowship recipients are Iona Binnie ’19, who studies molecular and optical physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder; John Graf ’21, a mathematics major from Boulder, Colo.; Robin Huang ’21, an economics and mathematics major from Cranbury, N.J.; Peter Lugthart ’18, who studies economics at Northwestern University; Sophia Robert ’18, who studies cognitive neuroscience at Carnegie-Mellon University; Paige Knowles Robichaud ’21, a physics major from Austin, Texas; Emily Stump ’18, who studies quantum information science at Cornell University; Kaleb Yitong Tseo ’17, who studies bioinformatics and other informatics; and Austin Hoang-Nam Vo ’18, who studies sociology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Honorable mentions went to Ian Banta ’19, Coly Elhai ’19, Matthew Goss ’17, Russell Jones ’17, Katherine Pippenger ’20, and Lauren Vostal ’19.

The National Science Foundation, an independent federal agency, was founded in 1950 to further U.S. leadership in the sciences. Since its inception it has supported graduate research and awards more than 1,000 research fellowships each year.


Published March 25, 2021