Seven Students Receive Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowships

The Texas Tech University Graduate School has announced the inaugural recipients of the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program. Nearly 30 graduate students will receive funding during the 2014-15 academic year. Seven students in the Whitacre College of Engineering received these fellowships.

Designed to increase the completion rate of doctoral students and enhance recruitment of new students, the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship Program provides funding that allows students to dedicate all their time to completing their dissertation during the upcoming academic year.

Participants were selected based on the quality of their research summary, credentials, likelihood of completing their dissertation within 12 months, quality of training environment and mentoring plan, and the impact of the award on increasing the number of doctoral students. Students were each endorsed by their department or program chairs.

The graduate students chosen are:

  • Ataollah Arvani (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Saad Md Haider (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Jena McCollum (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Jacob Stephens (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • William Wang (Chemical Engineering)
  • Xin Zhang (Chemical Engineering)
  • Kun Zhang (Industrial Engineering)