Graduate student standouts

A record nine Auburn engineers received Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation in 2017.

The purpose of the fellowship program is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. Each fellowship consists of three years of financial support accessible over a five-year period. For each year, the National Science Foundation provides a stipend of $34,000 to the fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the degree-granting institution.

Auburn Engineering students and graduates receiving the fellowship include Ferdous Finklea, chemical engineering graduate student; Katie Ford, ’15 chemical engineering; Audrey Gutierrez, ’15 electrical engineering; Jennifer Kaczmarek, ’17 chemical engineering; Chandler Moore, ’17 aerospace engineering; Rebecca Nylen, ’16 civil engineering; Sanny Omar, ’15 aerospace engineering; Josh Passantino, ’17 triple-major in chemical engineering, biosystems engineering and Spanish; and Beth Pearce, ’15 chemical engineering.

The following students received honorable mentions from the NSF: industrial and systems engineering alumna Amanda Chu, chemical engineering graduate student Chelsea Harris and aerospace engineering graduate student Cassandra Jones.

Finklea

Ford

Gutierrez

Kaczmarerk

Moore

Nylen

Omar

Passantino

Pearce