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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awardees and Honorable Mentions

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

 

Vanderbilt Chemistry’s graduate students are highly competitive for NSF pre-doctoral fellowships. 

 

2018

 

Kelsey R. Webb

Vanderbilt Advisors: Buchanan

Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia's College at Wise

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Structure, Dynamics, and Mechanism

 

Megan E. van der Horst

Vanderbilt Advisors: Wright

Undergraduate Institution: Hartwick College

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Measurement and Imaging

 

Jessica Paredes

Undergraduate Institution: New College of Florida

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemistry of Life Processes

 

Marissa Jones

Vanderbilt Advisors: Caprioli

Undergraduate Institution: Southwest Baptist University

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Measurement and Imaging

 

Breyinn N. Loftin

Vanderbilt Advisors: Harth

Undergraduate Institution: Hampton University 

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry

 

2017

 

Kelly A. Richardson

Vanderbilt Advisors: Wright

Undergraduate Institution: Middle Tennessee State University         

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Molecular Diagnostics

 

2016

 

Audrey E. Ynigez-Gutierrez

Vanderbilt Advisors: Bachmann

Undergraduate Institution: University of Texas at San Antonio         

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemistry of Life Processes

 

Michael S. Crocker

Vanderbilt Advisors: Johnston

Undergraduate Institution: University of Kentucky

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Synthesis

 

2015

Laken L. Kendrick

Vanderbilt Advisors: Harth

Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern Mississippi

Awarding NSF Program: Materials Research - Biomaterials

 

Alexander Geanes

Vanderbilt Advisors: Meiler)

Undergraduate Institution: Purdue University

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods

 

Jade A. Bing

Vanderbilt Advisors: Johnston

Undergraduate Institution: Rider University

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Synthesis

 

2014

 

Christine F. Markwalter

Vanderbilt Advisors: Wright

Undergraduate Institution: Agnes Scott College

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Measurement and Imaging

 

 

2013

 

Alexis Wong

Vanderbilt Advisors: Wright

Undergraduate Institution: Furman University

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Measurement and Imaging

 

Amanda M. Duran

Vanderbilt Advisors: Meiler

Undergraduate Institution: Texas State University - San Marcos

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods

 

 

2012

 

Keersten M. Davis

Vanderbilt Advisors: Wright

Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University    

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Bioinorganic

 

Nicholas A. Wright

Vanderbilt Advisors: Wright         

Undergraduate Institution: Western Kentucky University       

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Macromolecular, Supramolecular, and Nanochemistry

 

Vanessa Arredondo

Vanderbilt Advisors: Johnston     

Undergraduate Institution: Vanderbilt University – undergraduate student, currently a Ph.D. candidate at UC, Irvine

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Synthesis

 

2011

 

Andrew G. Harris

Vanderbilt Advisors: Lukehart

Undergraduate Institution: University of South Alabama        

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Materials

 

Brittany Allison

Vanderbilt Advisors: Mieler

Undergraduate Institution: Xavier University of Louisiana      

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Biophysical

 

 

 

2009

 

Jessica P. Shackleford

Vanderbilt Advisors: Johnston

Undergraduate Institution: University of Southern Mississippi

Awarding NSF Program: Chemistry - Organic

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions

2016

 

Rachel A. Harris

Vanderbilt Advisors: McLean

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill     

NSF Program: Chemistry - Analytical Chemistry

 

2014

Matthew T. Knowe

Vanderbilt Advisors: Johnston

Undergraduate Institution: College of Charleston        

NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Synthesis

 

Katherine M. Chong

Vanderbilt Advisors: Sulikowski

Undergraduate Institution: Carnegie-Mellon University

NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Synthesis

 

2013

 

Katrina L. Leaptrot

Vanderbilt Advisors: McLean

Undergraduate Institution: University of Charleston     

NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Measurement and Imaging

 

Nichole M. Lareau

Vanderbilt Advisors: McLean

Undergraduate Institution: The College of New Jersey

Chemistry - Chemical Measurement and Imaging

 

Kelly A. Gilmore

Vanderbilt Advisors: Harth

Undergraduate Institution: College of the Holy Cross

NSF Program: Chemistry - Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods