Drake Clark receives National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (06/09/2023) – PhD student Drake Clark has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). Drake recently completed his first year studying Applied Mathematics at the School of Mathematics. 

After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas, Drake joined the Mathematics PhD program at the University of Minnesota in 2022. His research interests are focused on the areas of numerical analysis and partial differential equations (PDEs). Supported by the NDSEG fellowship, Drake says he is looking forward to modelling and simulating the electromagnetic properties of 2D materials and heterostructures.

“I have been enamored with numerical analysis since my first introduction to it in undergrad and am quite excited to be able to continue exploring it while pursuing a PhD. Since my fellowship research topic bridges Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, there are many interesting facets to explore (and plenty of potential applications in sensor design and computer hardware).” – Drake Clark

The DoD aims to promote science and engineering education through awarding fellowships to encourage promising US scientists to pursue doctoral degrees in designated research disciplines. The NDSEG Fellowship Program is a competitive fellowship awarded each year to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in STEM.