EM undergraduate wins Beckman fellowship
Chi Zhang, a junior in engineering mechanics, was named a recipient of a Beckman Institute Undergraduate Fellowship.
Supported by funding from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the fellowship offers University of Illinois undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the institute during the summer.
One of four students to win a Beckman fellowship, Zhang is exploring a variety of neural network architectures to solve differential equations applied to computational mechanics problems. He will work with Professor Narayana Aluru, a member of the Computational Multiscale Nanosystems Group at Beckman.
The awards are given to undergraduate and graduate students and were presented in late April.