Two Graduate Students Named Hertz Foundation Fellows

March 28, 2017
Hertz Staff

From: Stanford News
by Kate Chesley

Graduate students ALYSSA FERRIS and SUHAS RAO have been named among 12 winners of 2017 Hertz Fellowships. They were chosen from among more than 700 applicants interested in pursuing graduate work in applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics and engineering.

According to the press release announcing the fellowships, the Hertz Foundation is the only organization in the United States that supports doctoral candidates for a full five years and grants students total research freedom, ensuring that each fellow is able to pursue the most compelling, cutting-edge work.

“The 2017 fellow class is among the best and brightest we’ve ever seen, and we are proud to welcome them to the Hertz Community,” said Robbee Baker Kosak, president of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. “Hertz Fellows are developing solutions to issues of worldwide importance, from helping solve global health crises to addressing climate change and energy consumption. We look forward to seeing our new fellows make similarly outstanding contributions as they pursue their research in the coming years.”

Read the rest of Stanford's article or view the Hertz Foundation's full press release and list of 2017 Fellows here.