National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program
The Department of Defense’s National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship is designed to increase the number of United States citizens trained in science and engineering disciplines. This program encourages baccalaureate students to enter graduate school and ultimately gain doctorates for future research and development. This fellowship is given to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
Zachary Stein received the NDSEG Fellowship in 2021. He also received honorable mention for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), which is a fellowship given to STEM students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. Zac will be continuing his doctoral research on high temperature coatings, working with mentors at DLR in Germany and Argonne National Laboratory in the US.