6 BME students earn major NSF Graduate Research Fellowships


The National Science Foundation has selected 6 students in Biomedical Engineering at OSU for its 2023 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), making BME@OSU the BME department with the most GRFP winners this year.

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM who have demonstrated the potential to be high achieving scientists and engineers, early in their careers.

The purpose of the NSF GRFP is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. GRFP seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The five-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000.

Congratulations (in order of photos) to Natalia Mendonca, Ada Kanapskyte, Lia Gomez-Perez, Ellie Guilfoyle, Bronson Frank, and Amani Djouadi for being named 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellows! Scroll down for more information about each of the winners.

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