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 April 20, 2020

NSF GRFP Awarded to Michela Maiola & Others Receive Honorable Mention

NSF Awardees
NSF GRFP Awardee: Michela Maiola

Michela Maiola, an undergraduate student ('20) working in Prof. Matson's group, has been selected as an awardee for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). Michela is graduating this year with the class of 2020, with a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.A. in Business.  She plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Michigan starting in the fall.

The following students also received Honorable Mentions:

  • Kaitlyn Houghtling  (UR 2nd year chemistry graduate student, Paradine group)
  • Jackson Hernandez  (UR 2nd year chemistry graduate student, Frontier group)
  • Melissa Jagrosse  (UR 2nd year chemistry graduate student, Nilsson group)
  • Rachel Clune  (UR Alumni, BS '18, currently at the University of California-Berkeley)
  • Allison Stanko  (UR Alumni, BS '19, currently at the California Institute of Technology)

GRFP fellowships were offered to 2,076 students around the country. Over 1,700 students were recognized with honorable mention. This is considered a significant national academic achievement. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. GRFP awards provide three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period, which amounts to a $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the graduate institution. That support is for graduate study that leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree in a STEM field. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

Congratulations to each of these students who have shown exemplary commitment to their research! We also want to commend their mentors for their support and guidance along the way. 


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