Aerospace and mechanical engineering graduate student Ethan Ryan Burnett was selected for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Burnett's research has been in spaceflight mechanics and astrondynamics with a focus on spacecarft formation flying. He plans to continue work on autonomous space vehicle navigation and control.
The NSF GRFP was created to recognize and support outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees.
Fellows are awarded a three-year annual stipend of $34,000, a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for tuition and fees, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research.