June 17, 2010
Joseph Fernandez, a Ph.D. student advised by ECE Professor Vijayakumar Bhagavatula and former ECE Professor Dan Stancil, has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship to support his work in vehicle-to-vehicle communication. The highly competitive fellowship, sponsored by the Department of Defense, recognizes U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue graduate study in one of 15 science and engineering disciplines. Selection is based on factors including the applicant's academic record, personal statement, publications, community service, job experience, recommendations and GRE scores. As an NDSEG fellow, Fernandez will receive full tuition for three years (as well as any mandatory fees), a monthly stipend and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.
The Department of Defense granted 200 fellowships this year, and has awarded more than 3,200 NDSEG fellowships since the program's inception 21 years ago. The fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Office, the High Performance Computing Modernization Program, and the Office of Naval Research under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering. For more on the fellowship, visit http://ndseg.asee.org/.