Now in Graduate Students
Graduate Fellowships Promote Energy Research
Many organizations and government agencies fund portable research grants for engineering graduate students. A number of fellowships are sponsored by the Department of Energy and target renewable energy research, including hydro power. Other agencies, such as NASA, fund fellowships because of their uses for energy engineering.
Manny Contomanolis, director of the Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services for the Rochester Institute of Technology, take us to a lesser known gateway to full-time employment for students: the co-op. From benefits to expectations, he discusses why this may be the best fit for the grad student hoping to welcome a paycheck at graduation.
There is much to be gained by studying abroad―academically, professionally, and socially. Many engineering graduate programs now supplement their domestic curriculum with an international component—a reflection of the ever-growing global nature of engineering challenges and solutions. Study abroad provides first-hand knowledge of other cultures, prepares students to negotiate differences, and to understand global engineering problems. Financial aid for study abroad programs is also available.