Stephanie Fraley began research as an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga using computational fluid dynamics to model flow and mixing in a microreactor designed to produce biodiesel in seconds rather than days. Currently, as a Ph.D. candidate in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the Johns Hopkins University, her research focuses on quantifying the effects of physical changes in the environment—such as dimensionality—on cancer cell migration. Her 2010 Nature Cell Biology paper demonstrated novel functions and localization of a subset of adhesion proteins in cancer cells apparent only while cells interacted with three-dimensional fibrillar structures mimicking the human body. Her work in this area has led to one patent filing and the start of a diagnostics based start-up company, as well as many other research projects disseminated throughout the lab. She is a recipient of the NSF graduate student research fellowship, NSF/ASEE Engineering Innovations fellowship, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists scholarship, and the National Tau Beta Pi fellowship, among others. She is first-author of six papers, co-author of two, and has mentored three undergraduate students—one who received an undergraduate research award and has gone on to work for Merck Pharmaceuticals. Stephanie also founded and directs a new science education outreach program called the Science Technology Engineering and Math Mentorship Project (STEM MP), which brings graduate students and hands-on science to Baltimore kids in city recreation centers with the goal of sparking interest in scientific understanding and idea generation. She won funding for STEM MP through the Hopkins Alumni Association.