by Colton Poore ’20 The world of prosthetics is evolving every day. After one of Kevin O’Brien’s good friends—a combat rescue pilot—lost her leg, she was able to receive a prosthetic and had her wings... Read more about Robotic Hand with a High-Tech Transmission
Autumn Pratt, Ph.D. student, wins a 2018 NSF fellowship
Autumn Pratt, Ph.D. student, wins a 2018 NSF fellowship allowing her to work on untethered soft robots in Prof. Shepherd’s Organic Robotics Lab (ORL).
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.
As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The reputation of the GRFP follows recipients and often helps them become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching. Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.
Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.
NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.
Yuhan Hu and Michael Suguitan, Ph.D. students in Professor Hoffman's research group, Human-Robot Collaboration & Companionship Lab , recently both won an award at the 14th ACM/IEEE International... Read more about Ph.D. students Yuhan Hu and Michael Suguitan both won awards.
Jingyi Guo, 5th year Ph.D. student in Prof. Chung-Yuen Hui ’s group in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, recently attended the 42nd Annual Meeting of The... Read more about Jingyi Guo, 5th year Ph.D. student in Professor Hui's group recently won 2 awards.