Claire Benedict ’23
Claire Benedict ’23 will pursue a Ph.D. in
organic chemistry at the University of Chicago
beginning in the fall of 2024. Prior to that she
is on a Fulbright year-long research term in
Switzerland at the University of Bern.
Multiple graduating seniors and recent graduates have again received recognition through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the Fulbright U.S. Student Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Claire Benedict ’23 received both awards, but could accept only one. She has chosen the Fulbright, through which she will conduct research in inorganic chemistry at the University of Bern in Switzerland during 2023-24. She has the opportunity to apply again for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship next year. In the fall of 2024 she will enroll in the Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago, which awarded her its Robert R. McCormick Fellowship, where she will conduct research focused on fundamental