Heather Struckman receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted: April 23, 2019

Congratulations to Biomedical Engineering (BME) graduate student, Heather Struckman! Heather was recently awarded the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF).

Heather is a current PhD student under Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, assistant professor, BME, and their research focuses on understanding how nanodomain level structural changes within the heart may precipitate organ level electrical dysfunction seen in atrial fibrillation. 


The 2019 National Science Foundation Fellowship Program Fellowship provides financial support for three years, over a five-year fellowship period.  Heather was selected based on her outstanding abilities and accomplishments, as well as her potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise.  

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity.  The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or STEM education disciplines that are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.

Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. After she receives her PhD in biomedical engineering at Ohio State, she plans to continue working in academic research to become a professor.


Congratulations Heather on your selection as a Fellow and best of luck in your graduate studies!

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