College: Hunter College
Awards: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2009
High Five for CUNY
Five CUNY students are among 2009's first National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows (this year's awards are being announced in installments because of "the complexity of the current budget situation," the agency said).
Initial winners are: Amy Colon, Hunter College, astrophysics; Chivon Powers, Brooklyn College, cognitive psychology; Christopher Negron, City College, life sciences; and Je Hi An and David L.V. Bauer, who are specializing in bioengineering and biomedical research at Macaulay Honors College at City College.