Mines’ AMS doctoral student Katy Martinez is a recipient of a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her graduate studies concerning the spatial spread of communicable diseases using stochastic SEIR models.  This year the NSF received over 13,000 applications, awarding just 2,000 offers.  Of these, Katy was one of only 12 Mathematical Biology recipients nationwide. Mines’ Associate Professor Steve Pankavich is Katy’s faculty advisor.