Peng selected as 1 of 36 Mistletoe Research Fellows in U.S.

July 31, 2018

peng peng poses with other mistletoe research fellows and reps from blue frontiers

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.