Margaret Kocherga received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Margaret is a Ph.D. student in Nanoscale Science at UNC Charlotte. Her research is in organic/inorganic hybrid materials for optical and electronic devices. She has expertise in chemical and materials synthesis, device fabrication, and material/device testing.