Patrick Awarded Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Patrick Carpenter, a junior majoring in Computer Science and Software Engineering, has been awarded a year-long fellowship by the Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (URFP) in April, 2009. URFP, sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Office of the Vice President for Research, is a competitive program open to students of sophomore standing or higher. Twenty year-long fellowships and two one-semester fellowships are awarded annually. As a part of the group research headed by Prof. Weikuan Yu, Patrick is investigating how to enhance the I/O and communication efficiency of large-scale scientific simulation programs for global climate modeling. This research is made possible through close collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), and through accesses to large-scale computing resources available from ORNL and TeraGrid. Patrick receives a total award of $6200 in stipend and project funds to assist with this research.

For more information on URFP, visit http://www.auburn.edu/research/vpr/urfp/.