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Robert Bodenheimer

Bodenheimer Fellowships

The Bodenheimer Fellowships, valued at $10,000 per year per person, are combined with GTA/GRA positions bringing the total package to more than $40,000 per year. The fellowships are awarded to superior or deserving EECS graduates from UT to encourage them to stay on for graduate school at UT. These students, who often have GPAs of 3.8 or above, are being recruited with similar offers from the very best graduate programs in the country and these fellowships allow us to make them competitive offers.

Each student may receive the fellowship for up to five semesters while pursuing the MS degree and an additional ten semesters when pursuing the PhD degree on a full-time basis.

The Bodenheimer Fellowships were established in honor of Prof. Robert E. Bodenheimer who taught ECE courses at UTK for nearly forty years prior to his retirement. The primary benefactor has been one of his students, Michael C. Crabtree, who received his B.S. in 1973 and M.S. in 1975 from UTK, both in electrical engineering. Mr. Crabtree was one of the founders of CTI (Siemens) Molecular Imaging, Inc.

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An applicant must be a U.S. citizen with preference given for residents of the State of Tennessee and be accepted or enrolled as a full-time student in the EECS graduate program at UTK with a superior academic record and/or financial need. Applications are due each January with award offers made in March for students beginning (or continuing) their programs in the summer or fall or the next spring terms. The selection committee consists of Mr. Crabtree, Profs. Blalock, Bouldin and Bodenheimer & Dr. Marc Bodenheimer (MD).

Applications Due Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Download the application form (DOC file) and email the completed form to dbouldin@tennessee.edu.


Current Recipients




Previous Recipients

Allen, Mark — Ametek, Oak Ridge, TN
Boles, Jessica — MIT, Cambridge, MA
Bollinger, Bryan — ExxonMobile, Houston, TX
Bull-Ezell, Dianne — ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN
Cochran, Spencer — University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Eagen, Jeff — Allegro Micro, Manchester, NH
Eckhart, Patricia — Eaton Corporation, Louisville, KY
Fields, Scott — Nvidia, Portland, OR
Greenwell, Robert — Triad Semiconductor, Winston-Salem, NC
Hale, Mark — Cadence, Cary, NC
Hall, Rosie West — Cisco, Knoxville, TN
Hansen, Scott — Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Harris, Kyle — Texas Instruments, Knoxville, TN
Holland, Stephen — Dynetics, Huntsville, AL
Kiger, Chad — AMS, Knoxville, TN
Langford, Jeremy — Garmin, Kansas City, KS
Mangan, Alan — Capital One, Washington, DC
Marshall, David — Southern Company, Birmingham, AL
Martin, William — SirsiDynix, Salt Lake City, UT
Matthews, Brad — Startup, San Jose, CA
Matthews, Sherica — SK Engineering, Houston, TX
McCollum, Mike — Google, New York, NY
Melhorn, Alex — University College Dublin, Ireland
Morris, Taylor — L3 Communications, Greenville, TX
Overfield, Nick — Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Prenshaw, David — Cadre5, Knoxville, TN
Reynolds, Carlyle — ADVA Optical Networking, Atlanta, GA
Roberts, Charles — ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN
Rose, Derek — ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN
Schuman, Katie — ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN
Shelton, Jacob — NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasadena, CA
Spearman-Chappell, Chris — Intel, Ft. Collins, CO
Starke, Michael — ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN
Turnmire, Jonathan — Univ. of Tennessee
White, John — CISCO, Knoxville, TN

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