Taylor Wiehn has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Alumni Award.
The award recognizes high-performing and distinguished graduates who participated FURI, one of the Fulton Schools’ signature programs.
Wiehn, who graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering in 2012 and 2013, respectively, now works at W. L. Gore and Associates. She says her experience with FURI helped apply her classroom learning and drove her to pursue more research opportunities.
“It showed me how to approach solving real-world challenges using the concepts that I learned about in class,” says Wiehn. “The FURI program and the positive experience sparked my interest in continuing research throughout my academic career.”