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2016 Laird Fellowship Applications Due Feb 4th!

The 2016 Laird Fellowship Award process has opened. All first year UD engineering graduate students are encouraged to apply.

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2015 Laird Fellow Announced

Keely Heintz, a University of Delaware doctoral student in biomedical engineering, has become the 38th Laird Fellow. Keely is pictured right with the 1st Laird Fellow, Jim Zumsteg.

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Laird Fellow Nicole Kotulak Awarded NRC Postdoc Position

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Laird Fellow John Kitchins Receives An Award

Dr. John R. Kitchin, Carnegie Mellon University, nominated by the Office of Fossil Energy For advances in electrochemical separations for carbon capture...

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Laird Fellowship Info Sessions to be Held at UD

Find out more about the Laird Fellowship from a previous Fellow still at UD! Info sessions will be held in each Department - look for an announcement email for the dates.

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Keely Heintz
Keely Heintz is a University of Delaware doctoral student in biomedical engineering with a special interest in human health issues. After she graduates, she plans to tackle health problems through microfluidics and cell engineering.
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The George W. Laird Merit Fellowship is given to honor the memory of George W. Laird. He obtained an A.B. degree at Hamilton College in 1964. He then attended the University of Delaware, where he was awarded a B.M.E. degree with highest honors in 1968 and an M.M.A.E. degree in 1971. On September 6, 1977, at the age of thirty-five, George W. Laird was killed in a tragic accident.

Determined that something positive should come from this seemingly senseless loss, his family and friends established a fund to support a major fellowship, based on merit, that will provide a source of strong motivation to students working toward graduate degrees in the College of Engineering. The generous support of more than 300 donors has made this award possible.