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The National Science Foundation awarded S&T mechanical engineering senior Jason Johnson a Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP). He was one of approximately 2,000 students selected from more than 12,000 applicants.
This award provides three years of funding during a five-year fellowship period. The funding includes an annual stipend of $34,000 and an allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution.
Johnson’s winning research proposal focuses on a nanolithographic technique used to create transistors and other circuitry components, components for medical testing devices, and biomedical scaffold structures.
Johnson will attend Purdue University in the fall to begin work toward a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He will perform research under the direction of Dr. Xianfan Xu, a James J. and Carol L. Shuttleworth Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
The NSF-GRFP has supported STEM graduate students since 1952.