Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Institution: North Carolina State University
Anne Graf was a Centennial Scholar and an Honors Scholar at North Carolina State University, where she graduated in 2022 with BS degrees in Fashion Design and Physics. Her computational neutrino astrophysics research has contributed to neutrino detectors around the world, and a paper published in The Astrophysical Journal (Baxter, A., et al. (2022). SNEWPY: A Data Pipeline from Supernova Simulations to Neutrino Signals). She also created a fashion collection in 2022 that incorporated circuitry into clothing, and experimented with knitwear techniques. Her research is widespread, but comes together at the intersection of fashion and physics. As a Fulbright scholar working with Ulster University, Anne will interact with individuals across Ireland with heritage hand-knitting experience, and learn about the different knit stitches used. After converting these hand patterns into coded programs to be used on knitting machines, she will then utilize the unique knit stitches to create wearable technology prototypes.