University of Richmond senior Evan Wang of Fairfax, Va., has been awarded a National Defense Science and Engineering graduate fellowship by the Department of Defense.

Wang, a chemistry major and Barry M. Goldwater Scholar, will receive a $31,000 annual stipend while pursuing a doctoral degree in theoretical chemistry at University of California at Berkeley.

The Department of Defense awarded approximately 200 fellowships this year to graduate students in the science and engineering fields.

The department annually supports approximately 8,000 graduate students in fields relevant to national defense needs. Fellows study disciplines such as aeronautical and astronautical engineering, electrical engineering, oceanography and physics.

Posted April 28, 2009