Two Electrical Engineering Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two Columbia electrical engineers were recently recognized with highly prized graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Out of a pool of 17,000 applicants, NSF made 2,000 award offers to young engineers, scientists, and researchers across the country. The recipients of this annual award are expected to become leaders in maintaining the nation’s technological infrastructure, security, and economic well-being.

Columbia Engineering’s 2016 NSF Graduate Research fellows are:

·         Efthymios Philip Papageorgiou BS’14, Electrical Engineering

·         Daniel Patrick Sawyer, senior, Electrical Engineering

The fellows will receive an annual stipend of $34,000 for three years, along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees and opportunities for professional development around the world. Prior recipients include numerous Nobel Prize winners, Google founder Sergey Brin, and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

Original article can be found here.

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