Senior earns National Science Foundation research award worth $134,000

Caroline Brown keeps making history, and her faculty mentors at UNG aren’t one bit surprised.

The latest honor for the May 2019 graduate from Carrollton, Georgia, is acceptance into the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, worth a total of $134,000 for her graduate research endeavors. Brown, who will begin a doctoral biochemistry program at Yale University later this year, is the first student to win the award while enrolled at UNG.

“It opens the door into any lab that I want to work in because I bring my own funding with me,” said Brown, who earned a chemistry degree with a biochemistry focus. “That primary investigator doesn’t have to pay me because the National Science Foundation is.”

A year earlier, she was the first UNG student to be named a Goldwater Honorable Mention, an award given to exceptional college students in natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in the United States.