Monday, September 28, 2009
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Marshall University graduate student selected to participate in prestigious fellowship program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Marshall University graduate student has been selected as a participant in the prestigious Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program in Washington, D.C.

Janet Fraser, a native of Burnaby, British Columbia, who is pursuing an M.S. degree in Technology Management, has been assigned to the Transportation Research Board, where she will conduct research on a variety of topics relating to transportation safety and emergency medical services.

She is the only one of the 26 fellows who was accepted without having completed an advanced degree.

“Janet is an ambitious and focused Technology Management student driven to excel in the field of transportation.  I have enjoyed working with her throughout her graduate program – she is a young woman to keep an eye on,” said Dr. Tracy Christofero, program director for the Technology Management program at Marshall.

“Janet Fraser is an outstanding student who is already on the path to great success in the field of transportation,” said Dr. Donna Spindel, dean of Marshall’s Graduate College. “Her achievement is a testament to her own impressive abilities and to the fine faculty in Marshall University’s Department of Technology Management.”

Fraser also provided significant technical testimony at the Chemical Safety Board meeting in Institute, W.Va., in April on the 2008 Bayer CropScience pesticide waste tank explosion.

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