PhD Student Claire Kopenhafer awarded fellowship from the Department of Energy

  • Sep 28, 2017
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Claire is a first year PhD student in astrophysics planning on a Dual PhD with CMSE. This past spring she was awarded the DOE Comp. Sci. Graduate Fellowship. She is currently working with CMSE faculty member Brian O'Shea on subjects relating to galaxy formation. 


Established in 1991, the Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems.


Fellowship objectives:

  • To help ensure a supply of scientists and engineers trained to meet workforce needs, including the DOE’s, in computational science.
  • To make DOE laboratories available to fellows for work experiences, ensuring cross-disciplinary collaborations in productive work teams.
  • To strengthen ties between the national academic community and DOE laboratories so the fellowship’s multidisciplinary nature builds the national scientific community.
  • To make computational science careers more visible, encouraging talented students to enter the field and thereby building the next generation of computational science leaders.