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Northrop Grumman Establishes New Graduate Fellowship Program

Northrop Grumman Establishes New Graduate Fellowship Program

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering has announced the creation of a new Northrop Grumman Fellowship for Ph.D. students. Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector is funding the new fellowship, which will be available in January 2010.

“This new fellowship is intended to recognize and support deserving graduates of the Clark School of Engineering in their pursuit of doctoral degrees related to electrical and computer engineering,” said James L. Armitage, vice president and chief technology officer for Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector.

The Northrop Grumman Fellowship will begin with a single opportunity this spring, with plans to expand the program into graduate fellowship opportunities for multiple students in subsequent academic years. The program will support graduate student recipients with a tuition grant, stipend, and benefits.

The Northrop Grumman fellow will work on selected research topics during the academic year and will have the opportunity to intern at Northrop Grumman, a Clark School Corporate Partner company, during the summer. This spring’s Northrop Grumman Fellowship will be available to students concentrating in technical areas related to remote sensing, including signal processing and analysis of remote sensing data. Selection for the spring fellowship opportunity will target Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) graduate students.

“We are delighted that Northrop Grumman has established this fellowship program, which will be an enormous help in supporting and rewarding talented students,” said ECE Chair Patrick O’Shea.

Nominations for the Northrop Grumman Fellowship are now being accepted.

Students must be nominated by their faculty advisor. U.S. citizenship is required for candidates. Nomination packages should include the following:

1) unofficial transcript, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of purpose (two pages), and 4) advisor’s letter of nomination. In order to be considered for the Spring 2010 Northrop Grumman Fellowship, candidates’ nomination packages must be submitted no later than Wednesday, November 25, 2009 to ECE Director of Graduate Academic and Student Affairs Tracy Chung at chungt@umd.edu.

Candidates will be selected by a faculty committee. Fellowships are renewable each year, contingent upon the student’s satisfactory progress.

For more information about the Northrop Grumman Fellowship, please contact Tracy Chung or ECE Director of External Relations Ted Knight at teknight@umd.edu.

November 16, 2009


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