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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2/20/09

FOUR UW-MADISON FACULTY AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS SLOAN FELLOWSHIPS

MADISON - Four members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty are among 118 scientists, mathematicians and economists from around the country who have been awarded prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships.

Sloan Fellowships, which come with two-year, $50,000 grants, are awarded on a competitive basis to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers.

New UW-Madison Sloan fellows are:

- Shuchi Chawla, computer science

- Karsten M. Heeger, physics

- Song Jin, chemistry

- Tehshik Yoon, chemistry.

Sloan Research Fellowships have been awarded since 1955. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a New York-based not-for-profit philanthropy founded in 1934. The foundation makes grants in support of research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance.
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- Terry Devitt, 608-262-8282, trdevitt@wisc.edu