Thayer PhD student Ethan LaRochelle received a highly-sought fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Ethan’s application was chosen by NSF from more than 13,000 applications submitted this year. A total of 2,000 fellowships were awarded to a diverse group of students at nearly 450 graduate schools in the U.S.
Since 1952, NSF’s unique GRFP has fostered economic innovation and leadership through support of master’s and doctoral degree students conducting research in STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NSF selects applications that demonstrate potential to strengthen our nation’s science and engineering enterprise, and aims to help create a globally engaged workforce whose leaders can advance science and engineering (S&E) research and innovation. NSF Fellows have great opportunities for international research collaboration and professional career development that have led to S&E advancement, global leadership and Nobel laureate honors.
The awardees and honorable mentions for the 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program competition have been posted online.
Our heartiest congratulations to Ethan!