The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society Announces its 2022-2024 Lucy Graduate Scholars

2022 Lucy Scholars

The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society is excited to introduce the inaugural cohort of ten Notre Dame Ph.D. students to the Lucy Scholars program. These graduate student leaders will receive mentorship from Institute faculty and staff over the next two years to co-create a collaborative, interdisciplinary graduate student research community.

We received applications from a wide variety of departments and programs, and we are thankful to the interdisciplinary faculty selection committee for reading through all of the applications and for creating this cohort through a competitive selection process.

2022-2024 Lucy Graduate Scholars Cohort:

  • Awosiji Awotunde, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Advisor: Marya Lieberman
  • Meghan Forstchen, Biological Sciences, Advisor: Jason Rohr
  • Cat Gargano, Clinical Psychology and Peace Studies, Advisor: Laura Miller-Graff
  • Spencer Giddens, Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, Advisor: Fang Liu
  • Wesley Hedden, Sociology and Peace Studies, Advisor: Ann Mische
  • Maura Kraemer, Sociology, Advisor: Anna Haskins
  • Yuwen Lu, Computer Science and Engineering, Advisor: Toby Li
  • Etinosa Osaro, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Advisor: Yamil Colon
  • Annalisa Szymanski, Computer Science and Engineering, Advisor: Ron Metoyer
  • Lizao Wang, History and Philosophy of Science, Advisor: Thomas Stapleford

Lucy Graduate Scholars will play a key role in shaping the programming and opportunities offered by the Lucy Family Institute. Scholars are expected to attend monthly luncheons with other Scholars to give updates on research progress and challenges, give a research presentation at the Annual Lucy Symposium, present a research seminar at a Lucy Graduate Scholars workshop, advertise and attend Lucy seminars and events, and design community-building events for Lucy Graduate Scholars and other affiliated graduate students.

Additionally, Lucy Graduate Scholars receive a $3,000 stipend for each year that they participate in the program and they are eligible to apply for additional grants for research project supplies and conference travel. 

To learn more about the application process to become a Lucy Graduate Scholar, please visit the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society website.