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Local university graduate, two others win $250,000 fellowships

Hertz Foundation Fellowship winners include two students planning to attend Stanford University

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and two students planning to attend Stanford University are winners of a $250,000 Hertz Foundation Fellowship, foundation officials said Thursday.

UC Berkeley graduate Nicole Michenfelder-Schauser, Steven Herbst and Yuri Lensky were among the just 12 recipients this year.

Michenfelder-Schauser will pursue a doctor of philosophy degree in materials science at the University of California at Santa Barbara, according to foundation officials.

Steven Herbst will pursue a doctor of philosophy degree in electrical engineering at Stanford University. He earned an undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Yuri Lensky will be attending Stanford to earn a doctor of philosophy degree in theoretical physics. He also graduated from MIT.

The aim of the fellowship is to promote scientific discovery to build a strong economy and ensure national security, foundation officials said.

The fellowship provides for mentoring and up to five years of financial support.

— Bay City News Service

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