Wednesday, May 18, 2011

OU IE Student Receives NSF Graduate Fellowship

Industrial Engineering student Kaycee Wilson was selected on April 5th to become one of only seven recipients for the 2011 National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship which supports outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. This fellowship program was designed to help the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforce its diversity. The ranks of fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers. Each fellow receives three years of support from the NSF as well as international research and professional development opportunities and TeraGrid supercomputer access.

The program will also help fellows to establish collaborations with counterparts at Norwegian, Finnish, Danish and Swedish research institutions. The National Science Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, the Academy of Finland and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, the Danish National Research Foundation and the Swedish Research Council will support research visits between two and twelve months duration. This international research opportunity is intended to enrich the fellows’ experience through cooperative activities with leading Nordic scientists and institutions, thus enabling them to develop early-career collaborations with international research partners. Results of the research collaboration are expected to expand opportunities for innovation and add an international dimension to fellow research projects.

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