Students win NSF Graduate Fellowship/Honorable Mentions

Alexis Ziemba, a graduate student in the BME department, has received a Graduate Fellowship from the National Science Foundation for her studies. Furthermore, Amy Loya, a second year graduate student in BME, and Katherine Cummins, a senior student, received honorable mentions for the fellowship.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is the country’s oldest fellowship program that directly supports graduate students in various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Since 1952, NSF has funded close to 50,000 Graduate Research Fellowships out of more than 500,000 applicants. Currently, 42 Fellows have gone on to become Nobel laureates, and more than 450 have become members of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, the Graduate Research Fellowship Program has a high rate of doctorate degree completion.