Schreiber Named SMART Scholar

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Trent Schreiber

PhD Student Trent Schreiber has received a SMART Scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Science Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship is a scholarship-for-service program established to enhance the Department of Defense workforce with talented, innovative and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers.

SMART Scholars enter the program to pursue their education in some of the leading STEM fields currently in high demand by the United States Government. Following graduation, these scholars work within labs and agencies of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Department of Defense to conduct research related to national security.

The SMART scholarship covers full tuition and fees, allowances for books and health insurance, an annual stipend, and paid summer internships.

Schreiber is a first year PhD student. He earned a master’s degree at Georgia Tech in 2017 and worked as a structural engineer at Enercon Services for two years before returning to Tech for to pursue a doctoral degree.

He is advised by Professor Yang Wang. Together with other students in Wang’s research group, Schreiber works on structural dynamics and updating computer models, which are an important aspect of modern civil structure analysis.