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Release: March 29, 2002
Two UI engineering students win NSF graduate fellowships
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Laura Breeher of Des Moines and Karsten Temme of Casper,
Wyo., both seniors in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, have
won National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships. The prestigious
award carries a stipend of $20,000 per year for three years as well as an
academic stipend of $10,000 per year.
Breeher, a mechanical engineering student, was awarded a fellowship for
her proposal to study the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in humans by
computer modeling of fluid flow and transport. Temme, a biomedical engineering
student, wrote a proposal that uses artificial intelligence to enable modeling
of complex transport phenomena in biological systems.
In addition to the NSF awards, Brian David Jeffrey, a senior mechanical
engineering student from Clinton, Iowa, received honorable mention from the
NSF for his proposal to study the fluid mechanics of the small intestine.
Breeher, Temme, and Jeffrey are all undergraduate researchers in the Computational
Thermal-Fluids Laboratory in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering
of H. S. Udaykumar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.