The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program 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. Of over 13,000 applicants, 2,000 were offered fellowships. 23 of those fellows are here at JHU. We congratulate Celia Litovsky, a second year PhD student, for receiving this honor. She will be given three years of financial support from the NSF.
Celia’s project is a cognitive neuropsychology study investigating visually guided reaching of an optic ataxia patient, advised by Dr. Michael McCloskey. Her research challenges the dual streams model of vision and proposes a Bayesian framework for reaching under varying temporal constraints. Following completion of this project, Celia will be working with Dr. Brenda Rapp on a neuroimaging study of spelling in stroke patients.