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National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Grant

National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship Grant

Participants of the NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Program
Participants of the NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Program

The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering is pleased to announce a new opportunity for students. The Bridge to the Doctorate Program is a $1,000,000 grant that provides fellowships to new graduate students for Fall 2006. The BD Program is an extension of our Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation grant shared with the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. It supports students who attended LSAMP institutions as undergraduates and who now want to pursue graduate education here at UM. The overall mission of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who receive doctoral degrees in science or engineering.

Bridge to the Doctorate seeks to support students academically and professionally in achieving an advanced degree. Twelve students at the University of Maryland will participate in this fellowship program which provides mentoring from advanced graduate students and faculty, links to research and internship programs, opportunity to participate in national and professional conferences, and enriched academic support. Four Engineering students will be participating in the BD Fellowship Program during the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 academic years. Each student will receive a stipend and a cost-of-education allowance for tuition, insurance and other normal fees.

This is the first time that the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering has received this funding and we are very excited for the opportunity to work with graduate students.

The 2006-2008 awardees are:

Daniel Chenet, M.S. Student in Mechanical Engineering

Alexis Cornish, PhD Student in Astronomy

Adakou Foli, M.S. Student in Electrical Engineering

Ayanah George, M.S. Student in Electrical Engineering

Regina Gill, PhD Student in Nutrition

Jamie Meeroff, PhD Student in Aerospace Engineering

Adrienne Norwood, PhD Student in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation

Antoine Siler, PhD Student in Chemistry

Jacqueline Smith, PhD Student in Chemistry

Lie’Ann Van-Tull, M.S. Student in Environmental Science

Jhacova Williams, PhD Student in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation

Shelby Wilson, PhD Student in Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation

October 23, 2006


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