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Elena Quigley Wins 2021 oSTEM Scholarship

September 30, 2021

quigley_e.jpgCongratulations to Elena Quigley (they/them/theirs) with the Nilsson Group on being selected as a winner of the 2021 oSTEM Graduate Scholarship!  Graduate scholarship winners receive a $5,000 award and will be recognized as an awardee at the annual oSTEM Conference on October 28 – 31, 2021.

oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a non-profit professional association for LGBTQ+ people in the STEM community with a mission to empower LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy.

Elena grew up in Hilton, NY. They received their B.S. in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Fredonia and their M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester. They are now working towards their PhD in the Nilsson group, where their research focuses on using solid-state NMR to characterize the structure of self-assembled systems. They proudly identify as both queer and non-binary, and hope to continue their advocacy here on campus and beyond. Currently they are the Secretary of the University’s outGRADS group, which has been recognized as an affiliate chapter of oSTEM.

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