College of Engineering & Science

Deslippe recognized in prestigious essay contest

Jack Deslippe, a 2004 physics and astronomy alumnus, won an honorable mention in the 2008 DOE CSGF Essay Contest. Deislippe has been a CSGF Fellow for four years, and is completing his graduate work in computational condensed matter theory at the University of California, Berkeley. His essay, “Changing the World One Atom at a Time,” describes his research, and the use of high performance computers in his work. The essay contest requires fellows to write a popular science essay on a topic of personal importance directed at a non-science audience.

The Department of Energy’s Computational Science Graduate Fellowship trains scientists to meet the nation’s workforce needs and helps to create a nationwide interdisciplinary community. The fellowship provides support and guidance to some of the nation’s best scientific graduate students. The annual essay contest was launched in 2005 to encourage CSGF scholars to hone their writing skills.