Notre Dame Physics & Astronomy graduate Molly DeLuca, class of 2022, has been selected to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). DeLuca is a graduate assistant at the UW-Madison Cyclotron Lab.
In Spring of 2022, DeLuca was inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the official honor society of the physics profession. She also was the co-recipient of the 2022 Undergraduate Research Award from the Department of Physics & Astronomy. DeLuca was advised in her research at Notre Dame by Prof. Graham Peaslee. She graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame and was a Glynn Family Honors student.
The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support over a five-year fellowship period for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF actively encourages women, persons who are members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.