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Tufts alumni receive NSF Fellowships

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Tufts students and alumni Andrew Bourhis, Elizabeth Buechler, Thomas George, Zachary Pagel, and Brian Rappaport have been named Fellows in the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
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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, four Tufts alumni and one graduating senior were among the stellar graduate students recognized nationwide.

Andrew Bourhis, E17, is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, with a focus in medical devices and systems. He completed his B.S. in electrical engineering at Tufts University.

Elizabeth Buechler, E17, is pursuing an M.S. and a P.h.D. in mechanical engineering at Stanford University, where her research interests include power system simulation and optimization. She earned her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tufts.

Thomas George, E19, is currently completing his B.S. in chemical engineering at Tufts, and will be going on to a Ph.D. in applied physics at Harvard University.

Zachary Pagel, E17, is pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at University of California, Berkeley, with a research focus on applications of atomic and optical physics (AMO) towards either quantum computing or precision management. He completed his B.S. in engineering science, physics, and mathematics at Tufts.

Brian Rappaport, E18, is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University. He completed his B.S. in electrical engineering at Tufts.

Congratulations to Andrew, Elizabeth, Thomas, Zachary, and Brian!