Missouri S&T student earns ECS Fellowship

Siddesh Umapathi, a Ph.D. student in chemistry at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has earned an Electrochemical Society (ECS) Fellowship for the 2017 summer. This fellowship gives students the opportunity to pursue research work in a field of interest to ECS and includes a $5,000 cash award.

The fellowship awards stipends to support young researchers and scientists as they pursue new ideas and network with professionals in the field. Research focuses on topics related to the Electrochemical Society’s mission of advancing solid state and electrochemical science and technology.

Umapathi, a member of the Missouri S&T Graduate Student Leadership Development Program, was one of four students selected for the fellowship from around the nation. To qualify for the ECS opportunity, students had to be a member of the society and enrolled in a college or university.

Candidates also had to submit an abstract of their research work that was suitable for publication in the Electrochemical Society’s journal, “Interface.” Preference was given to activities that would extend the scope of the applicant’s program of study, such as tangential research topics or summer research at another institution. At the end of the fellowship, Umapathi’s summer work will be published for formal acknowledgement by the society.

The Electrochemical Society has offered summer fellowships since 1928. The awards were established to assist students during the summer months of June through September. For more information about the award, visit electrochem.org/summer-fellowships.

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