Mackenzie Jones, a 2017 MSE alumnus and current graduate student, has been awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Fellowship for 2018. Her selection was based on her "demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the U.S. science and engineering enterprise." This fellowship includes tuition and fees for up to three years in addition to a stipend.
Mackenzie is a Ph.D. candidate under the direction of Professor Hang Yu in MSE. She was also offered a SMART Scholarship for Service from the Department of Defense, another prestigious award; however, she chose to accept the NSF fellowship since she could only accept one of the two.