CSE student Willie McClinton receives the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award

April 23, 2020


CSE undergraduate student Willie McClinton received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Award. This program recognizes outstanding graduating seniors and graduate students in NSF-supported STEM who are pursuing research-based degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. McClinton is one of three USF students to earn this award. 

McClinton’s research efforts date back to his freshman year when he studied ion channels in neurons with Associate Professor Sameer Varma from USF Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Biophysics, Sameer Varma, and studying brain tumor image datasets with Professor Lawrence Hall from USF Computer Science and Engineering. After going to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the summer after his freshman year, McClinton decided he wanted to further pursue research as his career. Following that, he has done research with CSE Assistant Professor Marvin Andujar, Associate Professor Sriram Chellappan, and Professor Miguel Labrador. In the future, he plans to earn his Ph.D. in robotics and artificial intelligence. For more information about GRFP visit here. To know more about Willie, click here.