BME recipients of the 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) are: graduate students Austin Mituniewicz, mentored by Professor Helen Huang; Sanika Pandit, mentored by Ashley Brown; and Sarah Howard, mentored by Assistant Professor Rahima Benhabbour. BME undergraduate students Amber Detwiler, mentored by Yevgeny Brudno; Payton Martinez; mentored by Lianne Cartee; and Cameron Angulo, whose mentor is Matt Fisher. UNC BME Undergraduate student Margaret Stanley received an Honorable Mention.
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, 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 GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. BME congratulates the five students for winning this prestigious fellowship! For the full award list, visit the NSF website here.