Meet the 2021 NSF Fellows

The Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering proudly congratulates Ph.D. students Erik Chow (Paszek lab), Aria R. Henderson (Lee lab), Shola Onissema-Karimu (Fischbach lab), Erica Wagner (Jiang lab), and Rick Zirkel (Schaffer-Nishimura lab) who each recently won a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP). The NSF GRFP offers three years of stipend support during a 5-year fellowship tenure to applicants selected through a national competition.
Undergraduate student Sophia Windemuth also received an NSF fellowship.

Congrats also to former Meinig School undergraduate Paula Fraczek (B.S., 2019, Cosgrove Lab) who also received an NSF fellowship! Paula is currently at University of Michigan for her Ph.D.

GRFP supports the graduate study of U.S. citizens, nationals and permanent residents attaining research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education at institutions located in the United States. Applicants are selected through the NSF peer review process. Awardees represent a wide range of scientific disciplines and come from all states, as well as the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths and territories. The group of awardees is diverse. For general information about the program, visit NSF's GRFP website.

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