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EE has six undergrad Mary Gates winners!

August 2, 2002

The EE department is pleased to announce that six of its undergraduate students have been awarded Mary Gates Research Training Grants. These prestigious and competitive grants are awarded on a campus-wide basis to undergraduates as a way to enhance their educational experiences, enabling them more fully to pursue their education and deepen their involvement in work with faculty on research, curricular design, the creative arts, and other forms of scholarly endeavor. Depending on the length of their projects, awardees receive between two and three quarters of funding. Students receiving these grants are also named as Mary Gates Scholars.

The Electrical Engineering students receiving awards in the Spring 2002 competition are:

Timothy Kowalewski, working with Blake Hannaford and Suzanne Weghorst
Sung Il U, working with Katrin Kirchhoff
Paul Stuart, working with Alex Mamishev
Nels Jewell-Larsen, working with Alex Mamishev
Ly Vo, working with Eve Riskin
Griff Hazen, working with Scott Dunham

The EE department is very supportive of undergraduates participating in research, and we encourage all students currently involved (or those who will be in the future) to consider applying for the Mary Gates Research Training Grants. Faculty who sponsor undergraduates in their labs should be aware of these grants as well and encourage their students to apply. Competition cycles happen each autumn and spring quarters. Undergraduates who will be involved in research with faculty for at least two quarters are eligible to apply for $3,000 grants, while students participating in research for three or more consecutive quarters can apply for $4,500 grants (the awards are paid in quarterly installments of $1,500).

For more information in general on undergraduate participation in research, see the department’s website at: