Paris Myers, a non-student researcher in the Biomechatronics group who will commence graduate research with Professor Hugh Herr in Fall 2023, has been chosen for the National Science Foundation Graduate Study Fellowship Plan (NSF-GRFP) as a Fellow in the field of mechanical engineering.
Myers was selected from a pool of more than 12,000 applicants for the fellowship this year she applied in October 2022 as a current undergrad graduate of Oregon State University Honors College, and she is the second lady in the Biomechatronics group to obtain this award.
The NSF-GRFP is a prestigious grant awarded annually by the National Science Foundation to roughly two,000 students pursuing investigation-primarily based master’s and doctoral degrees in the all-natural, social, and engineering sciences at US institutions. The Fellowship delivers 3 years of help more than a 5-year period which will be paid by means of the awardee’s academic institution. Being selected as a NSF Graduate Study Fellow is a considerable national accomplishment and areas awardees amongst an elite group of Fellows, numerous of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in STEM or STEM education.