Chemistry Undergrad Receives NSF Predoctoral Fellowship

August 17, 2017

Mary King

Congratulations to Mary King, an awardee of a 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF GRFP supports approximately 2,000 students who are pursuing doctoral-level education in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. It awards an annual $34,000 stipend for three years as well as a $12,000 cost-of-education honorarium.

Mary conducted analytical research on American chestnut restoration in the Dr. Todd Mlsna and Dr. Richard Baird (Plant Pathology) labs for two years. Last summer she participated in a DOE internship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on characterizing metal clusters. She is currently the Vice President of the Chemistry department's undergraduate organization, SMACS. Mary will be pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2017 where she plans on studying applied mass spectrometry.

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