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Kenneth G and Rosemary R. Anderson Graduate Fellowship Recipients

Two incoming AEM graduate students received the Ken and Rosemary Anderson Graduate Fellowship for this year. They are Sally Keyes and Kerry Sun.:

Sally Keyes, after completing her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue University, came to the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2015 to pursue a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. She will be focusing on systems and controls, and she chose UMN because of all the opportunities that the program offered her. She states, "There is so much to learn from the great systems community at the university, and I am very excited to be a part of Professor Seiler's research group. I will be able to do exciting controls research that will be validated through flight tests with the UAV laboratory, which is an amazing opportunity. The Kenneth G. and Rosemary R. Anderson fellowship allows me extra freedom to focus on my research early in my graduate career, for which I am extremely grateful. I am humbled and grateful to have received this fellowship. It will be very helpful with the academic costs of graduate school, aiding me in creating a strong start to my graduate career. Furthermore, I am thrilled to be a part of the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics community. From my short time here, it is clear that the program offers many opportunities and the professors are truly invested in the success of their students. I know that my time here will shape me into a better student, researcher, and engineer."

Kerry (Ke) Sun arrived fall of 2015 and is currently a first year graduate student studying aerospace dynamics and control. Before coming to UMN, Ihe studied aerospace engineering (B.S.) and economics (M.S.) at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). He states, "I have a strong passion for aerospace ever since I was little, and I still get excited whenever I see something flying in the sky. The aerospace engineering program so far has been great and I already have learned so much over the past a few months. Professors and students are friendly and helpful as well. I'm very thankful and honored for the fellowship award. This fellowship has benefited me in so many ways. When I was an undergraduate, I often had 2 or 3 part-time jobs every quarter so I could pay my food, rent and some tuition. Now I can spend more time on my classes, projects and research. It also alleviates some of my financial burdens such as student loan. I no longer have to stress out about my financial situation constantly. I want to obtain a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering here, and I believe the AEM Ph.D. program will prepare me to do anything in the future!"

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Last Modified: 2015-12-10 at 11:51:14 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation