The Department of the Navy has awarded a 3-year $1.2 million grant to a four university consortium, including University of Texas at San Antonio, entitled “Unified Approach to Increase STEM Undergraduate Students Employment in the Department of the Navy.”
The Consortium is consisted of University of Texas at Austin (lead), the Huston–Tillotson University (Austin), the Texas Southern University (Houston) and the University of Texas at San Antonio. The mission of the consortium is to attract underrepresented minorities in STEM field and enhance their potential for employment in the Department of Navy with STEM degrees in general science (HT), physics (TSU), electrical and computer engineering or advanced materials engineering (UTSA).
UTSA College of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Drs. Ruyan Guo, Robert E. Clarke professor, and Amar Bhalla, distinguished research professor, will lead the effort at UTSA to develop a vibrant and high quality education and research program that attracts, educates, and trains participating engineering students, especially the underrepresented minorities, with applied materials science knowledge and sensor and transducer engineering skills that increase their potential being employed by branches of the Department of the Navy.
Scholarships, Fellowships, and summer internships will be available to interested undergraduate and MS graduate students who are US citizens and permanent residents. The DoN Materials Research Assistantships and Fellowships (MRSF) application is now open – interested students please or contact Dr. Guo for further information.