Haley Jones of Clemson University is receiving the Connelly/Perkins Graduate Fellowship from the AATCC Foundation.

Haley Jones

Haley JonesC Foundation.

Jones, who is from Summerville, received her Bachelor of Science in materials science and engineering in May and is now a graduate student. She is studying under Stephen Foulger, the Gregg-Graniteville Endowed Chair and Professor.

The foundation providing the fellowship is the charitable arm of AATCC, a non-profit based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, serving textile professionals since 1921.

The fellowship goes to students “pursuing a Ph.D. with a focus on fibrous and polymeric materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University,” according to the foundation’s website.

Jones’ work with Foulger is funded by a $6-million grant he received in 2016 through the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR.

The work focuses on optogenetics.