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MEMS Students Receive Department of Energy Awards

Two outstanding MEMS students were recently awarded a scholarship and fellowship from the Department of Energy (DOE). The awards are a part of an annual program sponsored by the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP).

The recipients: 

  • Jerry Potts, a mechanical engineering senior, won a $7,500 scholarship designated to help cover education costs for the upcoming year. This summer, Potts is interning with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located in Golden, Colorado.
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  • Iza Lantgios, a second year mechanical engineering PhD student, won a $150,000 graduate fellowship for three years.  The fellowship also includes $5,000 to fund an internship at a U.S. national laboratory or other approved research facility. Lantgios is conducting research this summer while exploring topics for her thesis. 

Since 2009, the DOE has awarded over $44 million to students pursuing nuclear energy-related degrees.  This year, more than $5 million was awarded nationally to 42 undergraduates and 34 graduate students from 32 colleges and universities. This is the second consecutive year MEMS students were selected for these awards. 

Contact: Meagan Lenze