NC State Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Awards

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Eighteen NC State students have earned awards that will help support their graduate school pursuits, thanks to the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply. 

The purpose of the awards is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. 

The recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards from NC State are: 

  • Olivia Ann Wander, pursuing a graduate degree in materials engineering from NC State
  • Maura Vrabel, pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Notre Dame
  • Natalie Von Tress, pursuing a graduate degree in environmental engineering from the University of Arkansas
  • Marlee Strong, pursuing a graduate degree in civil engineering from NC State
  • Andrew Rocco, pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from DePaul University
  • James Christopher Reed, pursuing a graduate degree in mechanical engineering from NC State
  • Joanna Adora Quiah, pursuing a graduate degree in environmental engineering from Oklahoma State University
  • Kelsey Elizabeth Morton, pursuing a graduate degree in ecology from the University of Georgia
  • Halen Mattison, pursuing a graduate degree in aeronautical and aerospace engineering from NC State
  • Monica Beth Lasky, pursuing a graduate degree in ecology from NC State
  • Carson Marie Key, pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical engineering from NC State
  • Megan Haase, pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical engineering from NC State
  • Zachary Gillette Davis, pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical engineering from NC State
  • Austin Samuel Blackman, pursuing a graduate degree in bioengineering from NC State
  • Neil Baugh, pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical engineering from NC State
  • Shreyas Gopalarathnam Ashok, pursuing a graduate degree in aeronautical and aerospace engineering from NC State
  • Bradley Allf, pursuing a graduate degree in science education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kelly Ann Womack Adams, pursuing a graduate degree in mathematics education from NC State.