Professor John J. Jemmott, III has been selected as one of 60 scholars profiled by the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The list of the top 60 GRFP fellows selected was compiled in honor of the NSF’s GRFP’s 60th Anniversary. Directorates from across NSF were polled to nominate from among former GRFP recipients – over 46,000 in all named since 1952 – those GRFP recipients who best reflect the diversity and rich history of the programs. Nominations ranged from junior high school teachers to Nobel laureates. The final 60 names were selected based on a range of criteria, including gender, race/ethnicity, field of study, geographic location of graduate institutions, and current place of employment. Dr. Jemmott is the only Penn faculty member on the list of the 60 fellows profiled. Other honorees on the list include Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and University of Chicago President Matthew Zimmer.
Jemmott Honored by the National Science Foundation