Notable: Sarah York

Sarah York (Chemistry & Biochemistry) has accepted a 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. York's research is in chemistry education. Her dissertation research will focus on the use of systems thinking approaches to improve chemistry teaching and learning. Her advisor, MaryKay Orgill, found the following line from her offer letter to be particularly relevant: "Your selection as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow is a highly significant national accomplishment and places you amongst an elite group of fellows who have gone on to distinguished careers in STEM or STEM education." York is a graduate student.

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