marisol-roman-headshot.jpegNASA has awarded fellowships to three College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) students in support of their research in advancements of space exploration and increased engagement of minority students in STEM opportunities.

FIU is one of a dozen minority-serving institutions across the country to receive the prestigious awards and one of only two to receive a total of three fellowships.

Marisol Roman, Ricardo Rivadeneira and Roberto Prado-Rivera are the named recipients. The awards begin during the 2020 academic year and total more than $600,000 in support of their innovative graduate-level research for the next three years. Each fellowship provides the option for a fourth-year extension based on the institution’s ability to build on accomplishments of the first three years, providing more than $200,000 in additional funding if all three fellows opt-in.

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