CAEE Department Doctoral Student Adams Rackes Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 16, 2014 — CAEE Department doctoral student Adams Rackes is one of five College of Engineering Students to be awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) of 2014.

The NSF GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in various aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees at accredited institutions across the United States.  Selected fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $32,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance, opportunities for international research and the privilege to conduct their own research at any U.S. institution of their choice.

Adams who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering (summa cum laude) in 2012 is currently a doctoral candidate in the same discipline.  His interests include indoor air quality (IAQ), building energy consumption, building automation and control, and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) components and systems. Aside from the 2014 NSF GRFP awards, Adams is also one of the recipients of a 2014 Steven E. Giegerich Memorial Scholarship, a 2013 Koerner Family Fellowship, a 2013 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention, and a 2012 Grant in Aid from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  Adams is advised by Dr. Michael Waring.

For more information please see the College of Engineering news release.