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December 08, 2008

Heckman and Breaux Win 2008 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to CSC graduate students Sarah Smith Heckman and Travis Breaux, each of whom were recently awarded the prestigious 2008 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award.

This is the third consecutive year that Heckman and Breaux have been honored by winning these awards. 
 
The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program honors exceptional Ph.D. students in an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation. These are highly competitive awards, with over 500 students world-wide being nominated annually. 
 
Fellows are awarded tuition, fees, and a stipend for one academic year.  The total value of each award is estimated at $21,758.  All IBM Ph.D. Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and they are encouraged to intern at an IBM research or development laboratory under their Mentor 's guidance.  An IBM ThinkPad is awarded during the internship.  Internship assignments are designed to strengthen and broaden the awardee's technical experience and contacts. 
 
Special thanks go to their sponsors, Drs. Laurie Williams and Annie Antón, respectively, for their assistance. And thanks to IBM for their continued support of our department and our students.

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