Congratulations to Michelle Muzzio (’15): Awardee of NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

Michelle Muzzio (’15), our former Project Symphony member and Class of 2015 Valedictorian, who is currently in the Chemistry PhD program at Brown University, has been selected to receive an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to just 2,000 students each year (from a pool of over 17,000 applicants) and provides three years of financial support within a five-year fellowship period ($34,000 annual stipend) for her graduate study at Brown. Michelle proposes to develop a nanoparticle-based catalytic system to electrochemically reduce carbon dioxide into useful chemical products.

NSF proposal reviewers in particular praised her exceptional academic and research preparation at Iona College, with three peer-reviewed publications as an undergraduate under the mentorship of Professor Sunghee Lee.

Congratulations, Michelle!