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.