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The University of Puerto Rico Fellowship Program in Nuclear Structural Engineering
by Angie Cordoba - Thursday, 17 de November de 2011, 20:38
 

(2011-04-11)
 We are anticipating funding to start a 4-year fellowship program that will support four students to pursue PhD degrees in civil engineering with specialization in the analysis and design of nuclear power plants structures. 

Benefits:

  1. Payment of tuition and other fees for the four years duration of the fellowship.
  2. Competitive monthly stipend so that you can completely devote to your courses and research.
  3. A laptop computer will be assigned to facilitate your research and academic duties.
  4. Economic support to present your research in at least 3 national/international conferences.
  5. The opportunity to participate in an internship at Brookhaven National Labs (BNL).


Requirements to apply:

  • Desire to pursue a career in the nuclear industry.
  • US Citizenship or permanent residence (green card).
  • Have at the time of application a GPA ≥ 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) overall and within major.
  • Be matriculated or have applied to a graduate degree program in Civil Engineering.

How to apply: 

Submit an unofficial transcript and an essay summarizing past research experiences and long term career goals. 
Send your documents in pdf format via e-mail to: luis.montejo@upr.edu, aidcer.vidot@upr.edu, luis.suarez3@upr.edu. 
Fellowship recipients will be selected based on their academic excellence and demonstrated research motivation. 

Additional requirements to receive/maintain the fellowship:

  1. Sign a service agreement to serve six (6) months in nuclear-related employment for each full or partial year of academic support.
  2. Maintain an academic load of at least 12 credit hours per semester or be classified as a full-time student.
  3. Maintain a graduate GPA ≥ 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale).
  4. Active participation in conference and seminars.

For more information, contact:
Luis A. Montejo (luis.montejo@upr.edu) 
Assistant Professor 
Department of Engineering Science and Materials 
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez