Fourteen Graduate Students Receive NSF Research Fellowships

Fourteen graduate students in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science recently received research fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the United States and abroad.

Awardees include:

- Brittany Bogle, industrial engineering and management sciences
- Ashley Cramer, chemical and biological engineering
- Steve Greene, theoretical and applied mechanics
- Brent Hecht, electrical engineering and computer science
- Anthony Johnson, materials science and engineering
- Ricardo Komai, materials science and engineering
- Sheena Lewis, technology and social behavior
- Steve Manuel, mechanical engineering
- Martin McBriarty, materials science and engineering
- Tyson Moyer, materials science and engineering
- Eric Schearer, mechanical engineering
- Laura Timmerman, chemical and biological engineering
- Aaron Young, biomedical engineering
- Daria Zelasko, biomedical engineering

As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Google founder Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt.

Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $30,000 along with a $10,500 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees, a one-time $1,000 international travel allowance and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S., or foreign institution of graduate education they choose. NSF awarded 2,000 fellowships nationwide.