Graduate Student in Cellular and Molecular Biology and working with Professor Cris Argueso in the BSPM lab, Kathryn McIntryre, has recently received honored recognition and a Fellowship opportunity from the National Science Foundation (NSF)! Katy has accepted the offer into the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
This highly competitive fellowship is nationally recognized and is an acknowledgement of Katy’s outstanding work in her field. The fellowship entails a $34,000 stipend for her research over the course of three years as well as leadership and professional opportunities.
Katy was required to apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program through Professor Courtney Jahn and Professor Andrew Nortons’s class. She was also encouraged to apply by Professor Cris Argueso, whose lab she works in. This is what she had to say about the news.
“In my lab, all my students are required to apply to the NSF-GRFP. I work closely and extensively with all students to make sure their application is competitive. But I think it all starts with great students and Kathryn is a great example of that. Her grades as an undergraduate student at CSU and her extensive research experience contributed significantly for her success in receiving an NSF fellowship. She put a tremendous amount of work into her application and I am very happy and proud of the final outcome!”
BSPM graduate students have many opportunities to write NSF fellowships, other grant applications, and manuscripts and receive feedback from professors through the courses such as Fundamentals of BSPM, Scientific Writing, and the writing services of CSU Writes.
To learn more about the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, please look here.