RIT Student Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

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A Rochester Institute of Technology student was recently selected as one of only 13 college students in the nation to receive a six-year fellowship from the National Physical Science Consortium and Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jonathon Donaldson is a fourth-year B.S./M.S. student majoring in computer engineering technology and computer science at RIT. On his fellowship, which began in September, he is serving as a senior student research associate in RIT's Laboratory for Advanced Communication Technology, directed by Chance Glenn, RIT associate professor of electrical, computer and telecommunications engineering technology in the College of Applied Science and Technology.

In August, Donaldson completed a six-month cooperative education position in systems analysis and trouble resolution at Sandia National Laboratories, where he will return on co-op next June.

Donaldson, originally from Springville, N.Y., is the son of Linda Young and the late Randall Donaldson. He anticipates completing his RIT studies in 2006.

The National Physical Science Consortium is a partnership between industry, higher education and government agencies and laboratories. Established in 1987 and based in Los Angeles, the consortium aims to increase the number of qualified U.S. citizens holding Ph.D.s in the physical sciences and related engineering fields.

Note: For further information, visit http://www.npsc.org/newfellows/2004.html