Afolabi Awarded Sloan Scholarship

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
 

Moyosore Afolabi has been selected to receive a scholarship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Minority Ph.D. program. 

Afolabi is a Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering and an NSF graduate research fellow whose research focuses on the development of novel membrane filters for the removal of emerging contaminants from wastewater. Afolabi is from Houston, Texas, and received her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  

The Sloan Foundation’s Minority Ph.D. program was established in 1995 to help diversify the Ph.D. degree-holding workforce in the United States by increasing the recruitment, retention and graduation of underrepresented minority doctoral students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Georgia Tech is one of eight University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring that are currently funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Sloan Fellows at Georgia Tech receive a yearly stipend; a professional development fund to be used over the three years of the award for expenses such as books and journals, professional travel, and direct research costs; and inclusion in academic and career enrichment, mentoring and retention activities conducted by the Georgia Tech University Center of Exemplary Mentoring.

“Winning this scholarship will allow me to continue my research in improving water treatment and water re-use technology,” Afolabi said. “I hope for this to be an avenue to meet and collaborate with people to create impactful work for the local and international community. In turn, I want the experiences and skills I gain from the program to be used to mentor others who would like to pursue STEM careers and to spread knowledge on how to effectively and sustainably treat our essential resource of water.”

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