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UDaily: NSF Graduate Research Fellows - Five UD students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

UDaily: NSF Graduate Research Fellows - Five UD students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Matthew Fischel, a doctoral student at the University of Delaware, is busy this summer researching the ability of wetland plants to sequester heavy metal contaminants in the face of sea level rise at a community near Wilmington. 

Fischel, whose hometown is Hockessin, Delaware, aspires to become a professor in the natural sciences, following in the footsteps of his adviser, Donald Sparks, S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Plant and Soil Sciences and director of the Delaware Environmental Institute. 

“I want to be able to shape the future in environmental research and help train the next generation of scientists,” Fischel says.