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Adam Culler Received NDSEG Fellowship

Congratulations to Adam J. Culler for being selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (ASOFR) to receive a 2007 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored and funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) as a means of increasing the number of U.S. citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. The DoD plans to award approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships in April 2007 to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering. Over 3,400 applications were received for the 2007 NDSEG Fellowship competition nationwide. The award will cover tuition and fees and will pay a monthly stipend for three years.

Adam is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and is conducting research under the supervision of Professor Jack J. McNamara.  Adam's research interests are in the development and use of sophisticated analytical and computational methodologies for the solution of complex structural, structural dynamic, and aeroelastic problems.  Adam plans to explore these research interests during his graduate work by developing computational aeroelastic tools that can perform advanced aerothermoelastic analyses of long-range, air-breathing hypersonic vehicles.  This class of vehicle is important to the defense interests of the United States since they provide both global, quick-strike capability from the continental United States and improved access to space.