An economics major was among the record number of UGA students and alumni who were offered National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships this year. The highly competitive awards recognize and support outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

Eilidh Geddes is one of the 16 UGA students and alumni selected from more than 16,000 applicants nationwide for the 2015 competition.

“The University of Georgia’s academic programs in the STEM disciplines are among the best in the nation,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead. “We expect our outstanding students and alumni who represent these programs to compete successfully for the most prestigious academic awards, and they do so consistently. I extend my congratulations to the award recipients for this significant accomplishment.”