2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding students considered to be potential leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. These students are contributing to the high-impact research, teaching and innovation needed to maintain the nation’s technological strength, security and economic vitality. The new fellows were selected from more than 12,000 applicants and come from all 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
GRFP provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ‒ $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution to support a research-based master’s or doctoral degree in a STEM field.
In this six-part series, learn more about six of the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Check back next week to read about another GRFP winner!
Computer science alumnus Scott Freitas will work toward a doctoral degree in computer science in a highly reputable program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Electrical engineering alumnus Alisha Menon will begin studies in the fall in brain-related computing technologies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Biomedical engineering alumnus Lexi Bounds turned an interest in soccer balls made of lab-grown cells into a promising research career that she will continue at Duke University.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Brendon K. Colbert will determine mathematically how immune systems interact with cancer for better treatment.
Industrial engineering alumus Logan Mathesen will continue to look for solutions to big data problems as he pursues his doctoral degree at ASU.
Doctoral student Steven Weiner is examining maker education and innovative learning frameworks in hopes of creating better STEM learning environments.