ChE senior Sydney Hummel receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Sydney Hummel was selected for the prestigious 2024 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Sydney Hummel, a senior at Purdue University's Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been selected for the 2024 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). This program recognizes and provides support to promising graduate students with distinct potential to make a large impact in the scientific and engineering fields. Recipients must be pursuing full-time research-based graduate degrees in STEM or STEM education at accredited US institutions. The NSF GRFP spans five years, providing recipients with a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), and professional development opportunities.  

Sydney Hummel, who received the 2023-2024 Astronaut Scholar and Churchill Scholar Awards, will pursue a yearlong master's degree in biomedical sciences at Cambridge University. Hummel's research experience includes work with the Philip Low Lab and the Xiaoping Bao Lab at Purdue University and the Kristi Anseth and Christopher Bowman Labs at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has worked as an undergraduate research fellow with Purdue University's Engineering Undergraduate Research Office, a research technician intern with Amplified Sciences, Inc., and a product research engineering intern with Cook Biotech.  

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