Alums receive 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Left: Victoria Boatwright. Right: Catherine McCarthy.

Victoria Boatwright (C’22) and Catherine McCarthy (C’22) have been awarded 2023 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. This prestigious award recognizes and supports outstanding students pursuing research-based graduate degrees in STEM disciplines. 

Victoria is currently a Fulbright Research Scholar at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon for Coastal Research near Hamburg, Germany, where she is researching the impacts of offshore wind farms on coastal stratification and biogeochemical cycling in the North Sea using high-resolution simulations. After the Fulbright grant ends, she plans to pursue graduate studies in physical oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.

Catherine is currently a physics Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is conducting theoretical and computational research in condensed matter physics, focusing on superdiffusive transport in one-dimensional quantum magnets, a phenomenon with potential applications in both quantum information and spintronics.