Thirteen MIT students awarded National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships
The Department of Defense (DOD) recognizes individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering with these fellowships. They have announced the 2016 recipients of its National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships, and an impressive thirteen MIT doctoral students were among those recognized.
The highly competitive fellowships, awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines, last for three years and pay for full tuition and all mandatory fees, a monthly stipend, and up to $1,000 a year in medical insurance.
The winning students (and their affiliated field) from MIT were:
• Omar Abudayyeh ‘12, Biosciences; Harvard-MIT Health, Sciences, and Technology program in the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES)
• Michael Cohen, Computer and Computational Sciences; Department of Brain and Cognitive Science and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research
• Alexander Creely, Physics; Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and the Plasma Science and Fusion Center
• Marco Cusumano-Towner, Computer and Computational Sciences; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
• Eric Hansen, Chemistry; Department of Chemistry
• Meghan Jones, Oceanography; MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/ Applied Science & Engineering in the Department of Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences
• Jonathan Li, Computer and Computational Sciences; Computational and Systems Biology Initiative
• Andrew Licini, Chemistry; Department of Chemistry
• Kristen Railey ‘13, Electrical Engineering, MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/ Applied Science & Engineering in the Department of Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences
• Taqiyyah Safi, Electrical Engineering; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
• Kushal Seetharam, Electrical Engineering; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
• Todd Sheerin SM’ 15, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
• Emiko Zumbro, Materials Science and Engineering; Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The NDSEG fellowships were created 22 years ago to increase the number and quality of the nation's scientists and engineers. 3,200 have been awarded to date.
These fellowships are sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCM), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the direction of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E) and administered by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).