Linguistics Department

Linguistics Undergraduates Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Fri, April 8, 2011

Three current or former UT undergraduates who are studying linguistics have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation.  These fellowships are among the most prestigious fellowships available to American students for graduate study in the sciences.

Isla Flores-Bayer received her B.A. in 2009 in Hispanic Linguistics from the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and also took lots of courses from us in the Department of Linguistics. She was a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate in 2009. She is now in the doctoral program in Linguistics at Stanford University.

Cassandra Jacobs received her B.A. in 2010 with majors in Linguistics and Psychology. This last year she has been a research assistant with Prof. Colin Bannard of our department.  Next academic year she will be joining the doctoral program in Psychology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Jessika Roesner will be graduating this May with majors in Plan II, Linguistics, and Computer Science. She is a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate for 2011.

In addition, Kelsey Neely was recognized with an honorable mention in this competition. She will receive her bachelor’s degree in May.  Next year she will be joining the doctoral program in Linguistics at the University of California Berkeley.

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