Missouri S&T alumnus earns DOE fellowship

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On July 10, 2020

David Brian Rogers, a 2019 geological engineering graduate from Missouri S&T, has recently earned a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF).

This DOE fellowship provides benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve advanced science and engineering problems. The fellowship includes an annual stipend of $37,000 for four years and a total of $8,000 for research equipment purchases.

Rogers is currently conducting research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory during the summer and will begin his graduate studies at Stanford University in the fall 2020.

“David’s dedication to the intensive and demanding application process for each award was truly impressive,” says Jeanine Bruening, director of the Writing Center at Missouri S&T. “He is a model for students across campus who may also be considering applications to prestigious national award programs.”

Bruening assisted Rogers as a fellowships adviser for his applications. She says that Rogers’ award is extremely competitive as only between 1-5% of doctoral degree applicants earn the fellowship.

The DOE CSGF program aims to foster a community of committed Ph.D. students, alumni, DOE laboratory staff and other scientists who want to have an impact on the nation while advancing their research. Fellows come from almost all scientific and engineering disciplines, but share a common interest in using computing in their research. Over 425 students at over 60 U.S. universities have trained as fellows in the program.

For more information about the fellowship, visit krellinst.org/csgf/about-doe-csgf.

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