Carnegie Mellon University
September 15, 2015

Laughton Awarded Cohon Fellowship

Laughton Awarded Cohon Fellowship PhD candidate Stephanie Laughton has recently been awarded the Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering for the 2015-2016 academic year. Laughton, from Beaufort, NC, recently graduated from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

She began her PhD program this fall within the EESS focus area and is advised by Walter J. Blenko, Sr. Professor Greg Lowry. Laughton’s environmental nanotechnology doctoral studies focus on the qualification and quantification of nanometals’ transportation in realistic release scenarios.

"I am honored to have been chosen for this award. While I am surprised to have been selected among the talented graduate student class, I am grateful for the generosity and support of the department and the Cohon family as I begin my graduate research," she says.

Through a generous gift to the Inspire Innovation Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University, President Jared Cohon and his wife Maureen Cohon established in 2009 the Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The fund established with their gift is used to provide research support fellowships to deserving graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering who are specializing in environmental engineering. At the request of the Cohons, the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research manages the fellowship program in consultation with the Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering.