13 engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Biomedical engineering hits all-time high with 8 fellowship offers

Thirteen engineering graduate students have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship that provides a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees.  In total, 16 Vanderbilt students received NSF graduate fellowships.

An all-time high number of Vanderbilt biomedical engineering students won fellowships. The eight students are Carlisle Rose DeJulius, David Charles Florian, Sarah Goodale, Jacob Mason Hope, Jenna Alyssa Mosier, Shrusti Shailesh Patel, Samantha C. Schwager and Emelina Prevost Vienneau.

“Vanderbilt biomedical engineering is the second most successful BME program in the nation for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowships this year, behind only MIT. This is a tremendous recognition of our outstanding graduate students and of the mentorship our faculty provide,” said E. Duco Jansen, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs.

Others who received fellowships are Janna M. Eaves, Maura Elizabeth Eveld and Jantzen Timothy Lee, mechanical engineering; Amy Zheng, chemical and biomolecular engineering; and Derek Gloudemans, computer science.

Undergraduate student David K. Zhang, a triple major in computer science, mathematics and physics, and two other graduate students—one in life sciences and one in chemistry—also are NSF fellowship recipients.

In addition to financial support, recipients also have opportunities for international research and professional development.

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Brenda Ellis, (615) 343-6314