Grayson Minnick, a graduate student in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, and two Nebraska Engineering alumni – Ryan Regan and Maureen Winter – have been chosen to receive 2021 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.
Regan and Winter are each pursuing graduate mechanical engineering degrees at Purdue University.
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides a five-year fellowship with three years of financial support, including a $34,000 annual stipend and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance to the institution.
Minnick has been working with advisor Ruiguo Yang, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering, on bioengineering research, specifically biomaterials research and organoid development.
"Science is my passion," Minnick said. "I love what I am doing as a researcher and am enthused to be recognized in such a competitive award. As a graduate, these (research) experiences have been tremendous in establishing my understanding of modern technologies and positioning me as an interdisciplinary research scientist."
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