Several honors for PhD student Amy Kurr

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Bredesen Center PhD student, Amy Kurr, in Prof. David Harper’s lab has received several recent honors.

First, she was awarded a GATE fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year. The University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute (UT-ORII) Graduate Advancement & Training Education (GATE) fellowship program supports students doing research that fosters collaborations between UT and ORNL.

Next, Amy will soon be honored at the Chancellors Honors Banquet with the Gene Mitchell Gray Pioneer Award.

Last but not least, a student organization that she helped get up and running last year was selected as outstanding graduate student organization. The organization, GradSWE, provides a new branch to UTK’s Society of Women Engineers with a focus on graduate students. The society provides opportunities learning, professional development, networking and social events.