Nine MU students and alumni honored by National Science Foundation

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April 12, 2022

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.

Seven MU students and alumni were recently selected for the program, with another two given honorable mention.

This year’s recipients:
  • Mara Fields, social sciences (biological anthropology)
  • Andrew Mitchell, chemistry
  • Lauryn Williams, physics and mathematics
  • *Matthew Guess, mechanical engineering
  • *Will McHargue, plant and microbial biosciences
  • *John Peiffer, biomedical engineering
  • *Jade Thomas, biological anthropology
This year’s honorable mentions:
  • Skyler Carter, psychology
  • *Kathleen O’Brien, psychology (social/affective neuroscience)

*Denotes alumni

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