Data analytics student Peter Jacobs was recently awarded Honorable Mention by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The NSF GRFP is a competitive and prestigious program that "recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions." Applicants to the program submit a proposal describing an original research topic that they plan to pursue as a graduate student. As stated in the official program solicitation, "the NSF accords Honorable Mention to meritorious applicants who do not receive Fellowship awards. This is considered a significant national academic achievement."
After graduating from Ohio State with a major in data analytics in May, Peter plans to pursue interdisciplinary graduate studies involving both computer science and statistics.