Ken Kennedy Institute Graduate Fellowship Program Awards to Morgan Underwood
The Ken Kennedy Institute’s annual graduate fellowship program has awarded $65,000 to nine Rice graduate students in five departments.
Recipients use fellowship awards to further research pursuits, attend conferences, travel, and develop networking relationships in industry. Past recipients have spent summers as research interns with sponsoring companies.
An important aspect of the fellowships is presenting research at Ken Kennedy Institute’s annual Energy High Performance Computing Conference, a gathering of more than 500 leaders and experts in high performance computing, computational science and engineering, machine learning, and data science.
With the support of industry, the conference, and nominating departments (for recruiting fellowships), the Ken Kennedy Institute has awarded nearly $1.5 million to 172 students since 2001. The 2021-22 graduate fellowships are supported by BP, Schlumberger, Shell, the Energy High Performance Computing Conference, and the Andrew Ladd and Ken Kennedy-Cray endowments.
We congratulate the 2021-22 fellowship recipients:
- Shabnam Daghaghi, electrical and computer engineering: BP, $7,500
- Luqin Gan, statistics: Shell, $7,500
- Bishal Lamichhane, electrical and computer engineering: Energy HPC Conference, $7,500
- Thiago Jose Pinheiro dos Santos, chemical and bimolecular engineering: Energy HPC Conference, $7,500
- Xin Tan, statistics: Energy HPC Conference, $7,500
- Morgan Underwood, earth, environmental, and planetary sciences: Ken Kennedy-Cray, $7,500
- Zichao (Jack) Wang, electrical and computer engineering: Schlumberger, $7,500
- ZhaoZhuo Xu, computer science: BP, $7,500
- Zhiwei Zhang, computer science: Andrew Ladd, $5,000
Author: THE KEN KENNEDY INSTITUTE
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