Peng selected as 1 of 36 Mistletoe Research Fellows in U.S.
Doctoral candidate Peng Peng was selected to be in the first cohort of research fellows by the Mistletoe Foundation. He is 1 of 36 doctoral candidates and postdocs selected nationwide and 1 of 7 from the University of Minnesota.
As a Mistletoe fellow, Peng receives an unfettered $10,000 research grant to be applied to his own individual research activities. He recently attended a three-day match workshop in Tokyo where he was matched with the sustainability startup company Blue Frontiers. The company is building a floating island in French Polynesia.
The Mistletoe Research Fellowship is a professional development program that awards grants to advanced Ph.D. candidates and postdocs. Fellows also participate in a Mistletoe Startup Collaboration that provides professional training. The program runs from August to May.
Pictured: Peng Peng, second from left, with other research fellows and representatives from Blue Frontiers.