Aerospace undergraduate student awarded National Defense Science Graduate Fellowship

HarrisJoshua Harris '14, an undergraduate student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been awarded a National Defense Science Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) for 2014. The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2014, with approximately 12 being awarded to students in aerospace engineering. The DoD offers these fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. Harris has conducted research with Dr. John Valasek, Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, in the Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory for the last four years, and will graduate with his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in May 2014.

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is a highly competitive, portable fellowship that is awarded to U.S. citizens and nationals who intend to pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines. NDSEG confers high honors upon its recipients, and allows them to attend whichever U.S. institution they choose. NDSEG Fellowships 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.