Student receives national defense fellowship

Published: May 15, 2006 11:22:23 AM
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Taylor Owens, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, and Blake Webster, a graduate student in electrical engineering, each received a Space and Missile Defense Working Group fellowship from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). The winners were awarded a $2,000 prize and invited to attend a recognition ceremony during the NDIA-Tennessee Valley chapters awards dinner, held May 4 in Huntsville. Owens and Webster were two of seven selected for this year's award.

"I am quite proud of his accomplishment," said Harresh Tippur, alumni professor in mechanical engineering and Owens' advisor. "It recognizes all the effort that Taylor puts into his studies and his work."

Webster's advisor is Stan Reeves, a professor in electrical and computer engineering.