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Winthrop Alumna Hannah Swan ’14 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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 Swan, of Fort Mill, is pursuing a Ph.D. in computing (track in graphics and visualization) at the University of Utah.
 The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program assists Fellows in developing expertise in critical STEM areas

Hannah Swan
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University alumna Hannah Swan ’14 has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Swan is pursuing a Ph.D. in computing (track in graphics and visualization) at the University of Utah.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

With this fellowship, Swan will be able to participate in collaborative research under the guidance of host research mentors at federal facilities and national laboratories. The internship experiences support Fellows with developing expertise in critical STEM areas, enhancing professional skills, developing networks and preparing for a wide array of career options.

Swan, of Fort Mill, earned a B.S. in mathematics at Winthrop. During her time on campus, she was active in a wide variety of organizations, including Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society; Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honor society; and Nu Epsilon Rho Delta, a Winthrop math club. The McNair Scholar also was a member of the Winthrop University Honors Association.

In addition, Swan participated in the Spring 2013 USC Graduate Student Prospective Program at the University of Southern California. She received the Patterson Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research at the 92nd Annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America’s Southeastern Section in 2012. A scholarship recipient, Swan also was one of three McNair Scholars who attended the 2012 Ivy Plus STEM Symposium and Workshops for Diverse Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She was a 2012-13 recipient of the Inez Bell Caskey Student Scholar Award.

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