Three INL Fellowships Awarded to College of Engineering Doctoral Students
September 04, 2019
Three nuclear and mechanical engineering doctoral students in the University of Idaho's College of Engineering, James Derrill Richards, Amey Shigrekar and Kevin Joe Terrill, are among 12 students nationwide to be awarded Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Graduate Fellowships. Recipients of the competitive fellowship receive full tuition and fees from U of I during their first three years of graduate school. INL covers tuition, fees and a $60,000 annual salary during the final two years of their doctoral research, which will be conducted at INL.
"These awards are a statement to the effectiveness of U of I's relationship with INL," said Richard Christensen, U of I Idaho Falls director of nuclear engineering. "All three students will be working with INL on cutting-edge research."
Graduate fellows were selected in degree fields that closely tie to INL's mission areas of innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
"This fellowship in nationally competitive," said Christensen. "It is an extraordinary opportunity for these students, and having this support come from INL frees up some university funding to be used for other students. That is a huge gain for U of I."
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