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MSU grad student receives EPA fellowship

January 10, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Mariah Mayfield, a Montana State University graduate student in ecology, was one of two Montanans and 10 master's degree students in the nation to receive a 2010 STAR award from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Mayfield will use the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship to support her research evaluating the fisheries restoration potential of the Upper Clark Fork River Superfund site between Butte and Missoula. The award comes with a stipend of $37,000 per year for up to two years.

The EPA awarded 138 STAR fellowships for 2010. Of those, 128 fellowships went to Ph.D. students. Yale University received seven fellowships. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) received five. Stanford University and Duke University received three each. The other Montana award went to Jennifer Palladini, a doctoral student at The University of Montana.

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