03 sep 2009
ODU Engineering Student Wins Scholarship to Attend International Infrastructures Academy!
Ersin Ancel, a Ph.D. student in engineering management and systems engineering at Old Dominion University, has been awarded a $4,500 scholarship that will allow him to be a participant in an international think tank on infrastructure security issues Sept. 21-25 in the Netherlands.
The Next Generation Infrastructures (NGInfra) Foundation headquartered in Delft, Netherlands, selected Ancel in a worldwide competition for scholarships to the NGInfra Academy, which will be held at a castle in the southern Dutch province of Limburg. The scholarship covers the registration fee as well as travel expenses.
Ancel has studied infrastructure transition and emerging infrastructures for the past two years with Adrian Gheorghe, ODU's Batten Endowed Chair in Systems Engineering. Infrastructures are the complex systems for transportation, energy, communications and other services that people depend upon daily.
Gheorghe, who nominated Ancel for the scholarship, said, "Participating in this exceptional learning opportunity for forward-thinking infrastructure design and management will bring the most current knowledge, tools and capabilities to both Ersin's research and other related research efforts at Old Dominion."
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