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Knox Millsaps, Ph.D. ( millsaps@nps.edu ) Professor and Chairman Mechanical and Astronautical Engineering Naval Postgraduate School DoD Executive Agent for SMART www.asee.org/SMART
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2 SMART is a civilian scholarship for service program offered by the Defense Department to fill critical workforce requirements by helping to educate the S&T leaders of the future Students must be U.S. citizens or nationals in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field, pursuing BS, MS, or Ph.D. Highly competitive selection process Generous stipend, benefits, tuition, books, etc., while in school One-to-one obligated service at a DoD lab upon completion Apply on line August 15 to December 15, 2008 Overview of SMART
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3 Why SMART? The Educational Deal of a Lifetime What Students Get from Getting SMART How SMART Works Internships, Mentors, and Obligated Service Eligibility Requirements and Disciplines Funded Applying SMART Facts and for More Information Getting smart about SMART
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4 Why Why SMART? SMART? The United States Department of Defense (DoD) directly employs approximately 700,000 civilians 100,000+ are highly educated , skilled technical personnel in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields This workforce is aging; more than 30% will be eligible for retirement within 5 years DoD needs to 30,000+ new S&T employees in the next 10 years SMART is a civilian scholarship for service program offered by the DoD to fill this critical workforce requirement by helping to educate the S&T leaders of the future
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5 • Proposed to Congress by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) * 2005 - Pilot program conducted * 2006 - Program made permanent * 2007 – Large increase in number of fellowships * 2008 – about 200 new slots per year • SMART is a special program with special authority codified by law • Managed by the Naval Postgraduate School
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6 The Educational Deal of a Lifetime The Educational Deal of a Lifetime • Full tuition and related educational fees at any accredited U.S. college or university • Full-time salary or Stipend while in school (Amount ranges from 25K - 42K depending on degree level and locality) • Health insurance and book allowance • Paid summer internships at DoD laboratories • Degrees awarded: BS, MS, and Ph.D.
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7 What students get from getting SMART What students get from getting SMART • Opportunity to graduate from college with little or no educational debt • Full federal government employee benefits, including health, retirement, vacation, etc. • Competitive post-graduation starting salaries ranging from $45K-$120K depending on degree level and prior experience • Opportunity to work in one-of-a-kind research facilities with world class science and engineering professionals including Nobel Laureates • Exciting careers in advance technology • Unique opportunity to contribute to their country
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course MAE 101B 101B taught by Professor Rohr during the Summer '09 term at UCSD.

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