MatthewVoigtThe NSF launched its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education.

The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM and STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

This semester, San Diego State University welcomes National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow Matthew Voigt to campus.  

Matthew Voigt
Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota, Ph.D. in Math and Science Education

I chose SDSU because it’s a leader in the field of math and science education. I was blown away with the faculty’s hospitality and dedication to student learning.

My greatest educational accomplishment was having my research recognized by the National Science Foundation with a Graduate Research Fellowship. I am also proud of my undergraduate advocacy work for Lesbian. Gay, Bisexual and Transgender assistance and resource, which resulted in additional funding for LGBT safe space programs.

I hope to become a leader in the field of math education, through research and teaching. I would like to combine my experience as a computer programmer and educator to create dynamic new ways of exploring mathematics for both children and adult learners.

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