Each year the graduate school gives out various types of fellowships to outstanding graduate students based on merit and need. The fellowship applications are usually due in the month of October and are nominated by the director of graduate studies based on faculty input. Final decisions are known by mid-December. This year two fourth year physics graduate students Shanshan Cao and Miaoyuan Liu won three fellowships. Shanshan Cao, a student working with Prof. Steffen Bass on modeling the physics of heavy ion collisions, won the Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship for the next academic year. This fellowship covers all regular student expenses for the academic year in which the student is expected to complete the PhD dissertation. Miaoyuan Liu, a member of the ATLAS collaboration and working under the guidance of Prof. Alfred Goshaw toward uncovering the physics beyond the Standard Model, won the International Research Travel Fellowship and the Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Research Travel Fellowship. These fellowships will allow Mia to travel to CERN to complete her research work. Congratulations to both the students and their advisers. More information about these and other continuing student fellowships can be found here.