Two Doctoral Students Receive Ford Fellowships

Dory Peters and Joseph Miranda have been selected to receive 2022 Ford Foundation Fellowships. Peters, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, received a predoctoral competition fellowship, and Miranda, a doctoral candidate in English language and literature, received a dissertation competition fellowship.

Honorable mentions were awarded to nine additional Cornell graduate students: Yareli Alvarez, Rhasaan Bovell, Marissa Garcia, Ayress Grinage, Jeremy Peschard, Destiny Van, and Brandon Williams for the predoctoral competition and Stephanie Fuchs and John Kennedy for the dissertation competition.

The 2022 predoctoral fellowships will provide funding of $27,000 per year for three years to a total of 77 students, and the dissertation fellowship will provide $28,000 in funding for one year to 38 students writing and defending their dissertations. All recipients are invited to attend the Conference of Ford Fellows and are given access to Ford Fellow Regional Liaisons and other networking opportunities.

“I am humbled and honored,” said Peters.

A student in the lab of Nikolaos Bouklas, Peters’ proposed area of research is the development of new computational techniques that will accelerate computations for highly deformable structures, soft robotics to human-computer interaction, and solid and fluid interactions in the subsurface environment.

The 2022 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program is administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and aims to increase the diversity of college and university faculties.

Read the story on the Cornell University Graduate School website.

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