We sat down with current GRAs and Fellows to learn more about why they chose the major!





Ashlynee Orcurto, JLB GRA Award

The community I immediately found and experienced within FPE has made a significant difference in my academics and in my life. 

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Adam Quait, UL Fellow

Fire protection research interests me because it provides me with the opportunity to improve the safety of firefighters around the globe.

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Jennifer Wood, FAA Grant

I know for a fact if I had not had a [FAA] grant, I would not have gone into research or a master’s program. Now that I’m seeing another side of the field I could go in, I think I’m definitely more interested in research.

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