ROCHESTER, NY - Ananya Sitaram, a 2012 graduate of Chatham High School, has won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue a PhD in Atomic Physics.
She will be graduating with dual degrees in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Rochester this May. Sitaram is one of only two undergraduate seniors at Rochester to earn the national fellowship.
 
According to the National Science Foundation, Sitaram was one of 2,000 recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program award. Out of 17,000 applicants, 1,077 women were chosen to receive the fellowship. Sitaram was one of just 627 senior undergraduates selected.
 

The GRFP is the oldest graduate fellowship program of its kind. It was started in 1952 and has produced numerous leaders in their respective professional careers.
 
GRFP recipients have included included many Nobel Prize winners; U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu; Google founder Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt.