AAE PhD student selected as SMART scholar

AAE PhD student Alex Friedman has been selected by an Air Force research lab (AFRL) facility as a SMART scholar.
Alex Friedman

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense (DoD) upon degree completion.

Friedman, who is in the third year of his PhD program, will work at the AFRL facility during the remaining summers of his PhD and then after he completes his program.

Friedman’s research focuses on space situational awareness (SSA) and his dissertation specifically looks at applying observability analysis to near-Earth artificial space objects.

“I am grateful that I have been awarded the SMART Scholarship,” Friedman says. “Not only does the program provide funding for my PhD, but it also results in a job following graduation. I am looking forward to applying the expertise gained during my PhD to work for the DoD and AFRL.”

Source: AAE News