Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Graduate Student Lois Sarno-Smith earns GROW Fellowship

Posted: July 17, 2015

Graduate Student Lois Sarno-Smith earns GROW Fellowship Lois Sarno-Smith

Doctoral Student Lois Sarno-Smith is going to South Africa in 2016 through the GROW (Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide) Fellowship program.

Sarno-Smith will use the award to research ionospheric electron number densities at the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) using their high frequency radar station in Antarctica.

The fellowship, which is coordinated with USAID (United States Agency for International Development), is an opportunity for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) students.

“I really think everyone with the GRFP should apply. It's a program designed to give graduate students a chance to write a 'real' grant proposal, to collaborate internationally, and to gain exposure to different ways of thinking, both culturally and academically,” Sarno-Smith told Rackham Graduate School.

Sarno-Smith’s trip will start in January 2016 and last 4-6 months.

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