Kaitlyn Shirey has been selected as one of the prestigious ICTAS Doctoral Scholars for 2018. The ICTAS Doctoral Scholars Program honors exceptional Ph.D. candidates interested in interdisciplinary research with a competitive graduate fellowship. A cooperative effort led by ICTAS, with significant contributions from the Graduate School and each scholar's college and department, the award is an investment in the university's research mission. This scholarship offers full graduate tuition support, competitive stipend and associated benefits for the period of Ph.D. pursuit to a maximum of four years, partial travel support for professional development and external presentations and experience in interdisciplinary research and opportunities for cross-pollination. Kaitlyn will be pursuing her PhD advised by Dr. Carolina Tallon, focusing on new energy applications of ceramic borides.
Other MSE doctoral students who have been selected as ICTAS Scholars include John Will (2018), Axel Alcocer Seoane (2017), and Keith Hendren (2015).