SAIC Awards Seven U.Va. Students Research Stipends Totaling More Than $100,000

December 17, 2009

December 17, 2009 — Science Applications International Corporation has awarded seven research stipends totaling more than $100,000 to engineering and science students at the University of Virginia.

The SAIC Scholar Research Stipend awards are part of an ongoing relationship between SAIC, a Fortune 500 science, engineering and technology applications company, and the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The winners and their research projects are:

Rebecca R. Percy, electrical engineering graduate student, "An Integrated Quasi-Optical Reflectometer for Characterizing Millimeter and Submillimeter-Wave Components."

N. Peter Whitehead, computer science graduate student, "Research in the Lifecycle Assessment Boundaries for Biofuel Systems."

John Thomas Mobley Jr., environmental engineering graduate student, "Comprehensive Watershed Management Using the Modeling Approach"

Rick Jones, systems engineering graduate student, "Application Layer Security in Service-Oriented, Architecture-Based Enterprise Systems"

David Bursik, computer science graduate student, "Temporal Artificial Diversity: Reducing Expected Losses from Software Vulnerabilities"

Elizabeth Faubell, computer science undergraduate student, "A Colloquial to Standard Farsi Translator."

Maureen K. Rowell, systems engineering undergraduate student, "The Use of the Marine Highway System at the Port of Virginia to Alleviate Traffic Congestion in Hampton Roads."

These students also will be assigned SAIC mentors to guide completion of their research projects.

Beyond the research stipends, the SAIC relationship includes a five-year master research agreement to facilitate funding of additional student and faculty research projects.

In fall 2008, SAIC brought a cyber-security lecture series to the school, and just completed a sustainable energy lecture series this fall.

SAIC will also provide scholarships for two of its employees to complete the Accelerated Master's Program in Systems Engineering.