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Laura Mueller receives 2006 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

photo of Laura MuellerThe 2006 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipients and Honorable Mentions have been announced. Laura Mueller, a first-year chemistry graduate student in the Matyjaszewski group, has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Laura joined Carnegie Mellon with a B.S. in Chemistry from Texas Lutheran University and had previously achieved a number of academic honors including Texas Lutheran University Honors Program; Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society; Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges; a Budwine Scholarship; and funding from the Welch Foundation to conduct undergraduate research. She has participated in two NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of California Santa Cruz (2004) and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France (2005). Her proposed research at Carnegie Mellon involves synthesis of gradient copolymers via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) for potential use as surfactants in emulsion polymerizations.

The fellowship includes tuition and stipend for three years. Students are eligible to apply as graduating seniors through the first year of graduate school.

April 6, 2006