Two Mechanical Engineering Students Win NSF Fellowships

Monday, April 13, 2020
Two Mechanical Engineering Students Win NSF Fellowships

The National Science Foundation has awarded Graduate Research Fellowships to Lee College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering students Patrick Bounds and Marc Duemmler.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Since the program began in 1952, more than 35,000 fellows have been selected. The fellowships include three years of support towards a graduate degree of the recipients’ choice at an institution of their choice. Applicants submit a personal essay about how they were led to their current degree in STEM and how they wish to pursue further graduate STEM education.

Patrick Bounds plans to attend UNC Charlotte for his graduate degree and work with Dr. Mesbah Uddin in the NC Motorsports and Automotive Research Group, focusing on aerodynamics and machine learning. Marc Duemmler is will be initially completing his master's degree at UNC Charlotte, working with Dr. Nigel Zheng on biomedical engineering research.