5 Georgia Tech NSF Fellows Awarded GROW Fellowships

Five Georgia Tech graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) awards. (The program is open only to NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipients.)

  • Nick Burtch, a student in Chemistry and Biochemistry, received his second GROW award to return to the Netherlands for research in chemistry. His research is on the topic of “Understanding and Increasing Water Stability in Metal-Organic Frameworks.” Burtch will be at the University of Amsterdam June to August 2015. 
  • J.D. Walsh, a Ph.D. student in Mathematics, will conduct research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway from September to December 2015. His research is on the topic of “Researching Dynamical and Computational Features of Distance-Based Analysis." 
  • Lujendra Ojha, a Ph.D. student in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, will do research in France at the Université de Nantes from June to September 2015. His research will be on the topic of “Detectability of Brines on Mars: Laboratory Assessment and Validation.” 
  • Ashley D. Edwards, a Ph.D. student in Computer Science, will go to Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan to work on research on the topic of “Training a Robot to Automatically Learn American Sign Language from Videos.” She will be there from June to September 2015.  
  • Giuliana Salazar-Noratto, a Ph.D student with majors in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, will do biomedical research at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland from September 2015 to June 2016. Her research is on the topic of “Pathobiological Mechanisms of Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans.”  

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