Three University of Colorado chemical engineering PhD students have earned 2023 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEG).
Evan Flitz, Collin Sindt and and Noah Mulherin Smith each received the Department of Defense (DoD) award, which recognizes and supports promising young scientists and engineers. The award includes a three-year monthly stipend and full coverage of tuition, fees and insurance, along with a travel budget for professional development.
This year the DoD awarded 165 individuals at 68 institutions nationwide, including nine from CU Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science.
The NDSEG Fellowship program was established in 1989 by direction of congress as an approach to increasing the number of U.S. citizens receiving doctoral degrees in science and engineering disciplines of military importance. The DoD's objective through the NDSEG Fellowship and its mentorship program initiatives is "to propel talented individuals to the forefront of many discoveries and innovations relevant to the DoD; promote the growth of scientists/engineers within relevant DoD research disciplines; and support DoD science, engineering and technology innovations now and in the future."
You can read more about the students' research below.