ECE professor Dan Noneaker has been awarded $399,978 in funding from the US Department of Education to provide nationally competitive, need-based graduate fellowships to US Ph.D. students in Electrical and Computer engineering at Clemson University.
Each Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow will receive three years of federal fellowship support and two years of departmental support. The project includes a supervised teaching training component that will provide GAANN Fellows with experience which they may choose to leverage in pursuit of an academic career. The project is designed to help address the nation-wide decline in US enrollment in doctoral programs in ECE. Consideration for a GAANN Fellowship is open to any US student who plans to pursue a Ph.D. degree in ECE at Clemson. Recruitment of students from traditionally underrepresented groups is intended to boost the participation by students from these groups in the ECE Ph.D. program and encourage their selection of academic careers.