12 Pitt Students Recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

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Twelve Pitt graduate students have been recognized by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for their work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines at the University.

The country’s oldest fellowship program that supports STEM, the NSF GRFP helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States.

Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, along with a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development and the freedom to conduct their research.

Pitt recipients include:

  • Janet R. Canady, STEM education and learning research, technology education
  • Julia Lucette Driscoll, chemistry, chemical synthesis
  • Alex Michael Francette, life sciences, systems and molecular biology
  • Zachary Fritts, engineering, bioengineering
  • Brian Gentry, engineering, mechanical engineering
  • Douglas Getty, pyscholinguistics, psychology
  • Veronica Iriart, life sciences, ecology
  • Anne Maheux, psychology, development psychology
  • Evan Vincent Miu, engineering, chemical engineering
  • Benjamin Patty, life sciences, systems and molecular biology
  • Rachel Anne Reeb, life sciences, ecology
  • Mariya Alisa Savinov, mathematical sciences, applied mathematics