Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


CLaSP Graduate Student Colten Peterson Awarded MICDE Fellowship

Posted: July 12, 2017

CLaSP Graduate Student Colten Peterson Awarded MICDE Fellowship

Climate & Space is very pleased to announce that the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) has selected CLaSP graduate student Colten Peterson as a recipient of the 2017-2018 MICDE Fellowship

Each year since 2014, MICDE has offered scholarships to current and prospective students whose research project involves the use of scientific computing practices. The award carries a $4000 stipend, and Fellows may use the funds to attend a conference, buy a computer, or any other approved activity that will enhance their graduate experience. Fellows are also asked to attend the MICDE seminar series and present a poster at the MICDE Annual Symposium.

This year, MICDE received 91 applications from 25 departments representing 6 schools and colleges. The institute also increased the number of fellowships from 15 to 20 awards, due to “the extraordinary number of high quality applications.”

MICDE is the University’s focal point for activities in computational science and engineering, and graduate students from departments across the entire University of Michigan are involved in MICDE activities.

Colten Peterson is an incoming first-year Ph.D. student in Climate & Space. He is working in the department this summer as a Graduate Student Research Assistant with Associate Professor Xianglei Huang. Colten obtained his B.S. from Southeast Missouri State University, with a double major in Physics and Engineering Physics.

Congratulations, Colten!