Success Stories

Lin Meng 
Receives 2019 FINESST Award


Lin Meng, a Ph.D. candidate majoring in Geology and Environmental Science, has received the 2019 Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award. This award recognizes proposals for graduate student-designed research projects that contribute to NASA’s science, technology, and exploration goals.

Lin benefitted from working with CCE writing consultants: "Working with the CCE on improving my application material has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Kim Becker assisted me in structuring my personal statement in a more straightforward and effective manner that shows my academic excellence by revealing my goals, experiences, attributes, and academic achievements. The whole process taught me how to polish a strong application material, which will be useful for my future career. I also worked with Liberato Silva dos Santos in polishing my research papers and got great feedback! The CCE is a definitely fantastic resource and big thank you to you all!"...Read More

Jenny Phan Received NRSA Grant

Jenny Phan was awarded the F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health. Read More

Collin Powell Received Fulbright Award

Collin Powell, Master’s student in Interior Design, will be heading to Vienna, Austria for his Fulbright stint to take classes, teach English, and conduct research on how the Viennese public housing system effectively serves a diverse population that includes recent migrants. Read More

Majd Adbulghani Named Rhodes Scholar

Majd Abdulghani received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, becoming the first ever Rhodes scholar from Saudi Arabia and the first Iowa State Rhodes scholar since 1995... Read More