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Danielle Belsito Receives Koerners WPI 2013 Fellowship

On May 9th, Danielle Belsito, our PhD graduate student was presented the Koerner Fellowship Award in Mid-Century Room in Campus Center.

The Koerner Family Fellowships provide support for WPI engineering students with a strong interest in pursuing teaching or research at an institution of higher education upon graduation.

On May 9, 2013 a reception for the recipients and guests was followed by the WPI Koerner Graduate Fellows' presentations in Mid-Century Room in Campus Center. Of the ten fellowships awarded, five graduate students received $10,000 each and five undergraduate students received $5,000. Danielle Belsito, our PhD graduate student was awarded a Koerner Fellowship this year.

Pictured here are the 2013 awardees:

Left to right top:  Paul Gaspar (ME), John Favreau (BME), Nicholas Deveau (CHE) and Adam Cadwallader (EV). 

Left to right bottom:  Mariah Seaboldt (CEE), Kathryn Tongue (CHE), Danielle Belsito (MSE) and Heather Cirka (BME). 

About the Award

Over the past 50 years, Dr. Koerner’s passion for education and research application of geosynthetic civil engineering practice have earned him the highest levels of achievement in teaching, research, and engineering practice. In recognition of his accomplishments, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1998. Dr. Koerner is the director of the Geosynthetic Research Institute and an emeritus professor in Drexel University’s Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department.  

 

May 9, 2013

 
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