Published on Monday May 3, 2010
MSE Ph.D. student Amalie Oroho (advisor: Ulrike Wegst) has received Honorable Mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP).
A highly competitive fellowship, the NSF GRFP aims to increase U.S. human capital in the area of science and engineering by providing funding for graduate studies in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.
A total of six Drexel MSE students have received the fellowship to date. They include BS/MS student Holly McIlwee (advisor: Caroline Schauer), Ph.D. student in MEM and former MS student in MSE Alex Moseson (advisor: Michel Barsoum), and Ph.D. students Stephen Niezgoda (advisor: Surya Kalidindi), Kris Behler (advisor: Yury Gogotsi), María Pía Rossi (advisor: Yury Gogotsi), and John Chmiola (advisor: Yury Gogotsi).
Amalie is also a recipient of the Philadelphia Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Philadelphia Local Chapter "DOW Chemical Company Award" for excellence in engineering leadership, teamwork, and motivations for pursuing engineering. Amalie received the award on Sunday, May 2, 2010.