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NSE graduate student Miriam Rathbun wins Computational Science Graduate Fellowship

Miriam Rathbun, MIT

Miriam Rathbun, a graduate student in Benoit Forget’s group at MIT, has been awarded a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF) to support her Computational Reactor Physics research. She is one of 20 students nationwide to be awarded the fellowship in 2017.

Rathbun’s research focuses on high fidelity modeling of nuclear reactors. In particular, she is interested in multiphysics problems where several physical phenomena influence each other. Multiphysics research seeks to create a platform for solvers to be more compatible with each other and to make simulations that more accurately predict reality.

Rathbun, from Monroeville, Pennsylvania, received her bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Administered by the Krell Institute of Ames, Iowa, the DOE CSGF is funded by the DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Each year, the program grants fellowships to support doctoral students whose education and research focus on using high-performance computers to solve complex science and engineering problems of national importance. 

DOE CSGF students receive full tuition and fees plus an annual stipend and academic allowance, renewable for up to four years. Since it was launched in 1991, the DOE CSGF has supported 436 students at more than 65 universities. 

Visit the DOE CSGF website for more information