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May 29, 2015

Mushi Receives Faculty for the Future Fellowship

Congratulations to Magreth Mushi, a PhD student in the NC State Computer Science Department, on receiving a Schlumberger Foundation 2015-2016 Faculty for the Future Fellowship
These fellowships, valued at approximately $50,000 for PhD students, support women scientists and engineers from the developing world to pursue PhD and postgraduate studies at leading universities worldwide.  The selection process for the fellowships consists of five rounds, and recipients are chosen based on scoring on the following criteria:  academic performance, quality of references, scientific interest of research proposal, commitment to teaching, relevance of research to home country, commitment to inspiring young women to pursue studies in the sciences, and the quality of the host country university.
This year the program attracted more than 1,160 new and renewal applications.  The foundation funded 155 new Fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year and renewed another 135.  It is a one-year award, and renewal is not automatic.  Renewal is subject to the fellow’s academic progress, quality of references, and the discretion of the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program renewal process.
The Schlumberger Foundation is an independent nonprofit entity that supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.  Recognizing the link between science, technology and socio-economic development, as well as the key role of education in realizing individual potential, the foundation’s flagship program is Faculty for the Future. 
Mushi is a Fulbright PhD Fellow (2012-2016) in the NC State Computer Science Department.  She earned her Masters and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in 2005 and 2008, respectively.  Her research interests are:  network administration and management in Software Defined Networks in conjunction with the newly emerging area of Science of Security (SoS) where security is considered effective if treated as a science; increased access to ICT in education, especially in African countries; and supporting, promoting, and retaining women in computer science and engineering fields.  For more information on Mushi, please click here.
For more information on the Fellowship program, please click here.

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