Phalen Awarded Science Foundation Fellowship

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Henry Phalen, the  2013 Valedictorian of Milford High School and University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering graduate, was awarded the prestigious 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is designed to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 as well as a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees. 

The fellowship program has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. The support accorded NSF Graduate Research Fellows nurtures their ambition to become lifelong leaders who contribute significantly to both scientific innovation and teaching.

Henry will be attending Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering this fall to pursue a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, studying surgical robotics under the guidance of Dr. Russ Taylor.

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