Smead Graduate Fellows are chosen for their outstanding scholary achievements, character, commitment to others, and potential for leadership.
Recipients are chosen by the Seebass Chair with input from the graduate secretary and chair and the best candidates are selected based on the application and interview process.
Smead Faculty Fellows are faculty members in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. They are chosen based on their outstanding past research and their future potential.
Each year, Smead Scholars gather for a special weekend in Vail, CO to present their research and listen to other Scholars, Faculty Fellows, Smead Scholar alumni, and other graduate students and faculty. Scholars also get to meet with senior members of the aerospace community across academia, government, and industry to expand their networks, learn about different career paths, and get mentoring advice. A schedule of previous Smead Symposia is listed below:
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