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Jessica J. Andrews, a 2009 WSSU graduate now in a Ph.D. program in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, has won a prestigious 2011 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She worked with research mentor Dr. Gary D. Bond, Associate Professor, Psychology, at Winston-Salem State University, and now works with Ph.D. advisor Dr. David N. Rapp, Associate Professor, Psychology, at Northwestern University. Jessica was valedictorian of her Spring 2009 class, was a Chancellor’s Scholar and Honors student, and graduated with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in psychology from WSSU with a 4.0 GPA. Her NSF Fellowship is in cognitive psychology.

 Jessica Andrews

Here is the 2011 NSF program description and details of Jessica’s NSF fellowship: “The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission.  The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers and Nobel laureates. The Graduate Research Fellowship stipend is currently $30,000 for a 12-month tenure period, prorated in whole month increments of $2,500. The cost-of-education allowance to the institution is currently $10,500 per tenure year and is to be used by the institution toward the costs of educating the Fellow during that time period.”

NSF information retrieved from Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Jessica Andrews’ scholar profile at Northwestern University

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