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Patrick Wensing awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Patrick WensingPatrick Wensing, a second year PhD student in electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. 

As an NSF graduate research fellow, Wensing will receive an annual stipend of $30,000, a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance, opportunities for international research and professional developmentand TeraGrid supercomputer access.

Wensing conducts research in humanoid robotics and is advised by David Orin, professor emeritus in electrical and computer engineering. 

Wensing was the top graduate of the spring 2009 class at The Ohio State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering. He is the current president and co-founder of the IEEE Graduate Student Body, the first graduate student branch of IEEE worldwide. Wensing received an honorable mention by the National Science Foundation in 2010.   

About the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Originally created in March 1951, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program program is the country's oldest graduate fellowship program that directly supports graduate students in various science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Since 1952, NSF has funded more than 46,500 Graduate Research Fellowships out of more than 500,000 applicants. More than 30 of them have gone to become Nobel laureates, and more than 440 have become members of the National Academy of Sciences.