CISTAR Alum Aubrey Quigley Awarded NSF GRFP Honorable Mention

Aubrey Quigley, a former undergraduate CISTAR Fellow, has been awarded Honorable Mention in the 2023 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding STEM graduate and doctoral students who have demonstrated significant research achievements.

Quigley received her bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in May 2021 and is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). During her time as an undergraduate CISTAR Fellow, Quigley served as an active mentor to high school students in CISTAR's Young Scholar program. She also won first place at the 2019 local AIChE poster symposium at Purdue, which led her to move on to the national AIChE competition where she won third place.

Quigley continues to achieve academic success at UTA and was recently awarded the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) / National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Graduate Fellowship for Membrane Technology.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a federal agency dedicated to promoting the advancement of STEM fields by providing financial support to colleges and universities. The agency favors research that can be implemented to improve the health and well-being of the American people. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program is highly competitive, with only a small percentage of applicants receiving recognition. Honorable Mention is a significant accomplishment and indicates a high level of achievement and potential for future contributions to the field.