Graduate School Status Update
Graduate student receives award from the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Learn more...
WPI Biomedical Engineering student Alexandra Clemente received an award from the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), which supports outstanding graduate students in the STEM fields who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Alexandra will be pursuing her doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of California at San Francisco. Under the guidance of Glenn Gaudette, Associate Professor of BME Department, Alexandra conducted research on mesenchymal stem cell differentiation during her sophomore year. Alexandra did her IQP in Copenhagen, Denmark, were she worked with a team to develop a cost calculation model for collecting used electronics. Alexandra conducted her MQP at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT under the guidance of Mriganka Sur, Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Simons Center for the Social Brain, on the alterations in inhibitory neuronal connectivity in a mouse model of Rett Syndrome.
Alexandra, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, has been involved in a number of organizations including serving as the Vice President of Public Relations of Alpha Xi Delta's Women's Fraternity, Vice President of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, Secretary of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and member of other student and institute committees.
April 10, 2013