UW–Madison students awarded prestigious NSF fellowships

Twenty-six students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, including 18 graduate students, have been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

The NSF fellowship program selects high-potential scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers, providing awardees with support for graduate research training in STEM fields.

PhD student’s research investigates native bee habitats in urban areas

While pollination ecologists around the world study how declines in habitat and emerging diseases affect bees, researcher Vera Pfeiffer is looking for attributes of systems that can sustain these and other native pollinators in places with a large human footprint.

“There’s evidence that cities can support very diverse pollinators,” said Pfeiffer, a PhD student in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Landscape Conservation Lab at UW–Madison.