8 UVA Graduate Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships!

From the GRFP website: 

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. 


Congratulations to the UVA students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships! 

This included 8 current UVA graduate students:

Wisam Fares, Biomedical Engineering

Kay Hutchinson, Electrical Engineering

Alec Traaseth, Mathematics

Diana Burden, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ciara Horne, Systems Engineering

Samantha Jaszewski, Materials Science and Engineering 

Josephine Lamp, Computer Science

Juliet Simpson, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Three current UVA undergraduates and 7 recently graduated undergraduates were also awarded Graduate Research Fellowships. Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

Congratulations to the UVA graduate students receiving GRFP Honorable Mentions!

Lucy Fitzgerald, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Kayleigh Granville, Environmental Science


NSF accords Honorable Mention to meritorious applicants who do not receive Fellowship awards. This is considered a significant national academic achievement and recognizes their excellence as researchers and great potential!