CSC News

December 23, 2008

Zimmer Receives FREEDM Graduate Fellowship

Christopher J. Zimmer, doctoral student in computer science at NC State University, has been selected as a recipient of the FREEDM Systems Center Graduate Fellowship for 2008. The fellowship consists of a certificate and a check for $5,000.

Zimmer is advised by Dr. Frank Mueller.

The FREEDM Systems Center Fellowship was established to facilitate new avenues for increasing the participation of under-represented students in engineering disciplines and related engineering fields.  In turn, this participation will enhance the development of the U.S. engineering workforce in accordance with the America COMPETES Act and the Engineer of 2020 report of the National Academy of Engineering that foresees an engineering profession that remains underrepresented with respect to women and minorities in the year 2020.

FREEDM Systems Center is a multidisciplinary coalition of universities, industry, national laboratories, schools, and non-profits dedicated to systems oriented engineering research, education and outreach addressing pressing world needs for renewable electric energy. FREEDM Systems Center is led by the NC State University College of Engineering.

For more information on the FREEDM Systems Center, click here.


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