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Three NSFGRFP winners selected for the University of Michigan

In this year’s National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSFGRFP), Mechanical Engineering garnered three new graduate students. According to the NSF, the purpose of this program is to “help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States.” Winning the fellowship includes three years of support for the individual’s proposed studies, recognizing “outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission.” This year’s winners are as follows:

Jessandra Felicia Hough
Baccalaureate Institution: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Proposed Graduate Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Current Institution: University of Michigan

Bradley Perry
Baccalaureate Institution: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Proposed Graduate Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Current Institution: University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

Peter Mark Lillo
Baccalaureate Institution: University of California Berkeley
Proposed Graduate Institution: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Current Institution: University of Michigan

According to Professor Steven Skerlos, the ME Associate Chair for Graduate Education, “Awardees of the NSFGR Fellowship bring prestige to themselves and to the department, while creating flexibility in their work that allows the development of new research topics in collaboration with our faculty members.”

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