Engineering students receive 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Downspout on the side of Cushing Hall of Engineering

Eleven Notre Dame Engineering students and graduates received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, and one student was recognized with an Honorable Mention.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, recognizes and supports outstanding students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions.

Students apply for the highly competitive fellowships while they are undergraduates or in their first or second year of graduate school. This year, a total of 22 Notre Dame students and alumni earned NSF fellowships, and 10 earned honorable mentions.

2021 ND Engineering Awardees

Jeffrey Berning, mechanical engineering 

Amanda Brown, chemical engineering               

Kiera Dwyer, biomedical engineering     

Mia Hoffman, mechanical engineering

Ethan LoCicero, mechanical engineering

Theodore MacMillan, mechanical engineering

Siena Mantooth, biomedical engineering

Cara Ravasio, biomedical engineering

Virginia Rodriguez, geosciences

Catalina Vajiac, computational science and engineering

Manuel Vejar, geosciences 

Jonathan Aubuchon Ouimet, chemical engineering, received an Honorable Mention.

— Notre Dame College of Engineering