J. Edmon Lee Perkins Awarded Ford Foundation Fellowship
“This is a significant recognition for Edmon, which augurs well for his academic pursuits.”
Perkins is one of two of the University of Maryland’s first Ford Fellowship recipients in over three years. Perkins was humbled by the honor, stating, “This is a great opportunity, and one by which I am both deeply honored and pleasantly surprised.” Remarking on the fellowship award, Perkins’ faculty advisor Professor Bala Balachandran, Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, adds, “This is a significant recognition for Edmon, which augurs well for his academic pursuits.”
The Ford Foundation Fellowship Program awarded approximately 40 predoctoral fellowships in 2011 as part of its efforts to increase the diversity among the nation’s college and university faculties by improving the ethnic and racial diversity of faculty rosters, maximizing the educational benefits of diversity, and expanding the number of professors who use diversity to improve the classroom experience for all students.
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Portions of text courtesy of Ford Foundation and The National Academies.
Published August 24, 2011