Carnegie Mellon University

Lauren Janicke

June 07, 2023

Janicke Awarded NSF Fellowship

Lauren Janicke (BS ‘23) has been honored with a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Having recently completed her undergraduate studies, Janicke is now embarking on her journey as a PhD student under the guidance of Professor Destenie Nock.

Advised by Professor Nock, Janicke's research focus will revolve around the utilization of statistical methods to explore energy equity consumption behaviors and energy assistance. This project builds upon her prior undergraduate research, which resulted in a publication in Energy, an esteemed international journal encompassing energy engineering and research. Janicke estimated the air pollution generated through inefficiencies in transmission and distribution (T&D) networks while also exploring the potential for emission reduction through multinational and sub-national regulations, comparing the costs to investing in renewable energy sources.

"I am so humbled to have received this fellowship as an undergraduate applicant,” says Janicke. “I am grateful for the help of Dr. Destenie Nock in the CEE department and Dr. Richelle Bernazzoli and Paige Zalman of the URO."

The Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) established by the NSF aims to recognize and support exceptional graduate students who have exhibited early potential as accomplished scientists and engineers. By actively encouraging the participation of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, the GRFP seeks to promote diversity and inclusion within the fields of science and engineering. Its mission is to identify and assist outstanding individuals who show promise in their careers as high-achieving scientists and engineers.