The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that Eura Shin has been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. NSF Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees for a research-based master's or doctoral degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) field. Annually, the NSF awards approximately 1,500 fellowships from an applicant pool of over 12,000.
Shin, a 2019 computer science graduate and Lewis Honors College member from Morehead, Kentucky, will pursue research in robotics and computer vision at Harvard University.
Last spring, Shin won a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. After earning her Ph.D. in computer science at Harvard University, she plans to pursue a position as a professor of computer science. Along the way, she will continue to further her research interests in machine learning and AI.
The NSF GRFP is the country’s oldest graduate fellowship program directly supporting graduate students since 1952. GRFP is a critical program in NSF's overall strategy to develop a globally engaged workforce necessary to ensure the nation's leadership in advancing science and engineering research and innovation. A hallmark of GRFP is its contribution to increasing the diversity of the STEM workforce, including geographic distribution, as well as the participation of women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans.
You can learn more about Eura Shin here.