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This year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowships have been announced, and we are pleased to announce that two BME students have been selected as recipients! Graduate student Kathryn Moore, along with former undergraduate Michaela Rikard, have both been awarded a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Emily Mihalko and Kristina Rivera, both current graduate students, also received Honorable Mentions. The program is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, recognizing outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. Only 2,000 fellowships are awarded each year. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend along with an allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research, and the ability to conduct research at any U.S. institution they choose.

Way to go, ladies, and keep up the great work! We look forward to seeing what you achieve in the near future.

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