The Ken Kennedy Institute has awarded $45,000 in Computational Science and Engineering Fellowships to three graduate students at Rice University, including computer science doctoral student Xinyu Yao.
The fellowships are funded by the Ken Kennedy Institute, through its annual Energy High Performance Computing Conference, and the nominating departments. The goal of the program is to attract graduate students to Rice in the fields of high performance computing, computational science & engineering, and data science, with special consideration given to students with research interests in the energy industry.
Each enhancement fellowship comes with a $15,000 stipend paid in monthly installments over four years. The other graduate students receiving fellowships for 2021 include statistics student Jose Palacio and earth, environmental, and planetary sciences student Kelsey Murphy.