Robert Margolies, a Ph.D. student in the department of Electrical Engineering received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Robert received the B.S. degree (Summa Cum Laude) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2010. He is the recipient of the Palmer C. Rickets Prize in Electrical Engineering for outstanding academic success at RPI as well as the Rensselaer Leadership Award and the RPI class of 2010 academic achievement award. During the summers of 2008-2010, Robert was an intern with BAE Systems and ITT Electronic Systems where he worked on military network and communications systems. Within the EnHANTs project, he has been focusing on developing an energy efficient Medium Access Control (MAC) protocol for the UWB physical layer, and on the hardware and software integration for the EnHANT prototype.