Jacqueline Hannan, a second-year Industrial and Operations Engineering PhD student, has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to ensure the quality, vitality, and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States.
“I am honored to be a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and I look forward to continuing my work in applying human factors to the healthcare field,” said Hannan. “I would like to thank my advisor, mentors, family, and friends for their continued support throughout my studies.”
Each year the NSF recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated the potential to be high-achieving scientists and engineers, early in their careers. To receive this fellowship, applicants must be pursuing full-time research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.
With this fellowship Hannan will continue her research in applying human factors methodology to quantitatively analyze neonatal ventilation, resulting in improved training methods and safer ventilation administration procedures.