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Empowering Students to Solve Problems
Coral reefs are essential to healthy oceans. Jamie Fleischfresser, a doctoral student in engineering, studies how nutrients flow through the water column, modeling the way minute changes in current can affect how corals grow. This nontraditional combination of engineering and marine biology is made possible by her Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship—one of 53 new fellowships university wide that empower students to cut across traditional academic boundaries to pursue cutting-edge research on complex problems.