Matthew Moulton ChE’20 Awarded GEM Fellowship

POSTED ON: June 5, 2023


Matthew Moulton ChE’20 has been awarded a GEM Fellowship to support his graduate studies in civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. As part of the fellowship, Moulton will spend this summer interning at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where he will research sustainable aviation fuel production before beginning his Master of Science program. He will also receive one-to-one guidance and mentorship from a NREL scientist. 

The GEM Fellowship was founded in 1976 by The National GEM Consortium to help support underrepresented groups (African Americans, American Indians, and Hispanic Americans) at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.