Congratulations to chemistry alumna Rachel Kress, who has received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Rachel graduated summa cum laude with an ACS-certified Chemistry degree in May 2017. She performed undergraduate research with Dr. David Nikles on developing a method for determining local temperatures of nanoparticles. She is currently in the PhD program at Rice University. The NSF GRF program supports outstanding students in the pursuit of research-based masters and PhD degrees. An NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is a highly prestigious award that provides three years of financial support for the student’s graduate research. This year, 2000 students received NSF GRFs out of over 12,000 applicants.