2016 - 2017 MMUF Graduates
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Minor: Environmental Science & Engineering
Advisor: Andrew Thompson
Research Project: Circulation and Fjord Dynamics off the coast of Greenland
Intended PhD Field: Physical Oceanography
The Mellon Mays Program has allowed me to have greater independence in choosing research by providing research funds for the summer and a stipend throughout the year. This freedom allowed me to explore research options until I found a project that truly interested me. The program has also let me connect with the Diversity center, and my peer Mellon Fellows, and has helped create a support network for me during my time in the program.
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Oceanography at the Scripps Institute in UC San Diego
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Advisor: Mark Scheel
Research Project: The Effect of Orbital Eccentricity in Binary Black Hole Simulations on Gravitational Waveforms
Intended PhD Field: Physics
The Mellon Mays program gave me chance to interact with scholars from diverse backgrounds at Caltech, and across the world. The friends I've made through the Mellon program have been a great source of support and wisdom during my time as an undergraduate at Caltech.
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Astrophysics at MIT.
Hometown: Mayaguez, PR
Minor: Computer Science
Research Project: Microwave Effects on a Quantum Dot Device
Intended PhD Field: Solid State Physics
MMUF allowed me to pursue a research opportunity that I would otherwise not be able to. The financial support given to me by the fellowship allowed me to focus on the research topic I wanted to pursue rather than the compensation that came with it.