Janet Sorrells receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

July 8, 2018

Janet Sorrells, a Take Five Scholar who graduated in biomedical engineering last year, is one of four Rochester undergraduates selected to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. This is part of a federally sponsored program that provides up to three years of graduate study support for US students pursuing doctoral or research-based master’s degrees in STEM, STEM education, and social science fields. Candidates, who must demonstrate outstanding scholarly promise and leadership potential, apply for the NSF either the year before entering graduate school or during the first or second year of their graduate degree programs. Janet will pursue a PhD in bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall. Her research project will be in the field of biophotonics. Two other Rochester BME alums, Megan Routzong ’16 and Brittany Schutrum ’17, also received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships this year.