Four Women Win $250,000 Hertz Foundation Fellowships

Kay Ousterhout

Four women were among the 15 students recently selected for fellowships by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation of Livermore, California. The fellowships can provide up to $250,000 for five years of graduate study in the sciences. The 15 fellows were selected from a pool of 558 applicants.

Among the winners is Kay Ousterhout a computer science major at Princeton University who is from Palo Alto, California. She is planning on pursuing doctoral studies in computer science. Her research involves the flow of information on the Internet. During the summers she has interned at Google.

Katie Maass, a chemical engineering major at the University of Texas was also selected for a Hertz Foundation fellowship. She will enter a Ph.D. program at MIT this fall and conduct research on drug delivery methods to fight cancer.

Mollie Schwarz of Danville, Pennsylvania, a 2009 chemical physics graduate of Columbia University, and Megan Blewett, a student at Harvard College who conducts research on diabetes, were the other two women winning Hertz Foundation fellowships.

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