Paris Myers, a non-student researcher in the Biomechatronics group who will begin graduate studies with Professor Hugh Herr in Fall 2023, has been selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) as a Fellow in the field of mechanical engineering.
Myers was chosen from a pool of over 12,000 applicants for the fellowship this year; she applied in October 2022 as a recent undergrad graduate of Oregon State University Honors College, and she is the second woman in the Biomechatronics group to receive this award.
The NSF-GRFP is a prestigious grant awarded annually by the National Science Foundation to approximately 2,000 students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the natural, social, and engineering sciences at US institutions. The Fellowship offers three years of support over a five-year period which will be paid through the awardee's academic institution. Being chosen as a NSF Graduate Research Fellow is a significant national accomplishment and places awardees among an elite group of Fellows, many of whom have gone on to distinguished careers in STEM or STEM education.