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De Novo Fellowship

The De Novo Fellowship aims to broaden representation of students in STEM by funding their work with faculty mentors on exciting research projects.

A collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, the De Novo program awards research fellowships to outstanding students from underrepresented groups. Fellowships provide a $5,000 stipend for up to 10 weeks of full-time research, plus up to $750 for conference expenses to present their research during the following academic year.


Meet the 2020 College Fellows

Aleimah Andrews '23
Public Health
Arthropod Silks

Faculty Mentor: Janice Edgerly-Rooks

Anthony Avila
Anthony Avila '21
Using whole genome sequencing to explore antibiotic resistance in E. coli

Faculty Mentor: Craig Stephens

Emily Swanson
Emily Swanson '21
C. elegans and morphogenesis

Faculty Mentor: Leilani Miller

Jazlynda Benes
Jazlynda Benes '21
Neuroscience, Biology, Studio Art
3D visualization of abnormal brain connectivity in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Faculty Mentor: Lang Chen

Stephanie Nawas
Stephanie Nawas '21
Mathematics, Computer Science
An Exploration of Suffix Tree Algorithms for Accelerated String Matching

Faculty Mentor: Nicholas Tran