College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Gregory awarded Trapp Graduate Fellowship in CNDE

Elizabeth Gregory, PhD candidate in aerospace engineering, has been awarded the first Trapp Graduate Fellowship from the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE). Her thesis is titled, “Condition estimation of material state based on NDE measurements within a Bayesian framework”. Gregory is active on campus serving as the president of the ISU graduate student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She is also active in the SWE national organization and serves as the graduate member coordinator.

Through the generosity of Orlin D. Trapp and Onnolee U. Trapp a new graduate fellowship has been established to support graduate students with research appointments in the CNDE. The Trapp Family have had a long association with Iowa State University and have a deep interest in and concern for advancing STEM education, and they particularly wish to see more U.S. citizen engineers and scientists obtain graduate education in fields which will have impact in the USA and wider technical community.

This new annual fellowship competition is merit based and open to graduate students with research appointments and projects based in the CNDE. To be considered students have to have been accepted into one of the academic units within the College of Engineering, and be in good standing. Recipients and shall be U. S. citizens as permitted by Federal and State law and University policy. Awards (expected to be $10k) are for one year, and recipients must re-apply annually to be considered for renewal. For more information, contact Leonard Bond, CNDE director.