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Crowell and Miller Awarded SMART Fellowships

Two Ph.D. graduate students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering – Mr. Andrew Crowell and Mr. Brent Miller - have been awarded SMART Fellowships by the United States Department of Defense (DOD). Both students are part of the Computational AeroElasticity Laboratory (CAEL), directed by Prof. Jack McNamara.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.  The award provides full tuition, health insurance, living expenses, and employment at a DOD facility after graduation.  Selection for an award is based on an essay, letters of reference, and educational/work background information.  3600 students applied for approximately 300 awards. 

Andrew (B.S. 2008, M.S. 2009; OSU) was selected by the Naval Air Warfare Center – Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Maryland.  He will continue his Ph.D. research on reduced order modeling of computational aerothermodynamics for improved aerothermoelastic analysis of hypersonic vehicles.

Brent (B.S. 2009, M.S. 2010; OSU) was selected by the Missile and Space Intelligence Center at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. He will continue his Ph.D. research on dynamic fluid-thermal-structural interactions of hypersonic structures.

In addition to the SMART fellowship, both students had multiple fellowship offers.  Brent also received an AFRL/DAGSI Student-Faculty Fellowship.  Andrew received both an AFRL/DAGSI Student-Faculty Fellowship and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship.