FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2004
College student Hans Norrell of Homewood has been selected to
receive a 2004 Graduate
Fellowship Award by the National Science Foundation.
Norrell, a senior physics major, competed
with some 1,400 applicants in the physical sciences category
from each of the 50 states, the
District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, and the nation's island and trust territories.
The $30,000 graduate fellowships are awarded annually both to
outstanding senior undergraduate students and to individuals who
are in the early stages
study in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. The award is renewable
for up to three years at any college or university in the U.S. or overseas.
Norrell will receive his bachelor's degree from Birmingham-Southern in
May and will begin studies at Duke University in Durham, N.C., this fall toward
a research-based master's degree or Ph.D.
A Dean's List student and Homewood
High School graduate, he is the son of Fred and Renee Norrell.
The National Science Foundation of Arlington,
Va., offers fellowships to seek to ensure the vitality of the
human resource base in science,
and engineering in the U.S. and to reinforce its diversity. This is the
43rd annual fellowship competition.