IDEAS Trainees Awarded Prestigious Fellowships

In the 2017-2018 academic year, two IDEAS Trainees–Vicky Chuqiao Yang and Alex Gurvich–were awarded prestigious fellowship grants for their continuing research.

Vicky, who is a graduate student in the department of Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics, was awarded the Sante Fe Institute Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship “sets the standard for multidisciplinary postdoctoral programs, encouraging fellows to develop and pursue their own research questions without boundaries of restrictions”.

Alex, who is a graduate student in the department of Physics and Astronomy, accepted two fellowships: three years of funding via National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship program, and an additional one-year fellowship via the Blue Waters National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Read more about Alex’s awards.

Congratulations to Vicky and Alex on their phenomenal achievements!