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Andrew DeVillier, BS/MS, 2011

Andrew DeVillier
Materials Science and Engineering

My dad told me about the SMART Program, which is a Department of Defense initiative to recruit students majoring in technical areas (math, science, and engineering). I was not sure how competitive of a program it was, but with fantastic awards including a full year of tuition, a stipend, and post-graduation employment, I could only imagine it was. The application process was relatively straightforward –filling out academic information, writing an essay, getting transcripts, and letters of recommendation. I was incredibly excited and honored to find out that I had been awarded a scholarship. My sponsoring agency is the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division and I will be working in Patuxent River, Maryland post-graduation. Working with the Navy will allow me to apply the knowledge of materials engineering I’ve learned here at Drexel in support of our servicemen and women.

I strongly encourage any Drexel students interested in applying for the SMART scholarship to visit www.asee.org/smart to find out more information about the program.