The National Science Foundation recently named two Colby graduates 2012 Graduate Research Fellows in a program that provides three years of support to outstanding graduate students in research-based programs.
 
Benjamin S. Morse ’09, a government major, will pursue a Ph.D. in political science at MIT. He will study comparative politics and quantitative methods with a regional focus on Africa. His studies follow three years working with NGOs evaluating social programs in developing countries, mostly splitting his time between New York and Liberia.
 
Alexandra E. Wesnousky ’10, a psychology and classics double major, is in the second year of a Ph.D. program in social psychology at NYU. She is studying how the ways that we see ourselves influence how we regulate our behavior.
 
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States, according to www.nsfgrfp.org. It supports scholars “who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.”