Students awarded NSF GRPF fellowships

Seniors Rachel McGinn and Jessica Rosendorf and interdisciplinary PhD student Sarah Radway have been named Fellows in the 2022 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Rachel McGinn, Sarah Radway, and Jessica Rosendorf headshots
Left to right: Rachel McGinn, Sarah Radway, and Jessica Rosendorf

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) provides support to outstanding graduate students who are working on research-based master's and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. This year, three students studying at Tufts School of Engineering were among the exceptional students recognized nationwide.

Rachel McGinn, E22, is a biomedical engineering major who plans to pursue her PhD in biological engineering at MIT starting next year. At Tufts, she has worked in Tiampo Family Assistant Professor Madeleine Oudin’s lab for the past three years, studying triple-negative breast cancer and the role of the extracellular matrix in metastasis. She was a 2020 Laidlaw Scholar and received a 2021 Goldwater Scholarship.

PhD candidate Sarah Radway is pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD in Tufts School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science and at The Fletcher School, studying the intersections of technology and policy with Bridge Professor Susan Landau. Radway focuses on how innovation and privacy can coexist through the use of effective regulation and improved technological implementations. She graduated from Columbia University in 2021.

Jessica Rosendorf, E22, is a mechanical engineering major who will be attending MIT in the fall to begin her PhD in mechanical engineering. Her research interests lie in muscular biomechanics and applying mechanical engineering concepts to the human body. Currently, she is pursuing research on biomedical devices in the Skeletal Oncology Research Group at Massachusetts General Hospital.