GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH: SD Mines student receives $130,000 NSF fellowship award

Laura Brunmaier is a Ph.D. candidate and a graduate research assistant in Biomedical Engineering at South Dakota Mines. She’s also been working, since the beginning of the fall semester, with the support of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship totaling $130,000, according to university officials.

The fellowship, as stated on the NSF GRFP website, helps recipients “become life-long leaders that contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching.” It notes past fellows, including “numerous Nobel Prize winners, former U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin, and Freakonomics co-author, Steven Levitt.”

Learn more about Brunmaier and her work on a device she’s calling an In Vitro Testing Platform.

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