SFAz Fellowship Awarded to Incoming CALS Student

Megan Hetherington-Rauth has been selected to receive a Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellowship for bone research. This fellowship was created to strengthen research in Arizona universities in order to promote a strong and bright workforce. Hetherington-Rauth will begin work toward a doctorate in nutritional sciences at the University of Arizona this fall.

Science Foundation Arizona’s Graduate Research Fellowship program provides funding to the three major Arizona universities to recruit graduate students in areas of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics. Fellows selected and granted the stipend will begin their research this upcoming fall.

Candidates selected for the fellowship receive a stipend of $31,500 with full tuition to aid in their research costs. The amount of fellowships awarded annually can vary, but since the program’s conception in 2007, 263 researchers have been granted fellowships. Fellows can work under a major advisor of their choosing and conduct research under the advisor’s guidance in a scientific area of interest.

Hetherington-Rauth earned a bachelor’s degree of science in clinical nutrition at the University of California, Davis and has also completed a graduate dietetic internship at North Carolina Central University. Her research interest is in lifetime decline of bone loss and the use of diet and exercise interventions to lessen this decline.

Released date: 
May 14 2013