Emile Davies-Venn of Brooklyn Center is a recipient of a University of Minnesota’s Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship for 2002-03. Emile Davies-Venn of Brooklyn Center is a recipient of a University of Minnesota’s Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship for 2002-03.
The fellowship program, sponsored by the U of M Office of Graduate School Outreach, seeks to assist graduate programs to promote a diversity of view, experience and ideas. Davies-Venn, who earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the U of M in 2002, is pursuing a master of science degree in electrical engineering at the U of M. His research focuses on microwaves and micromechanical system applications.
“My work looks primarily at how these technologies can be used and applied in the medical field,” Davies-Venn said. “This fellowship gives me an opportunity to not only achieve my dream of helping people, but also to better focus on it during this phase of my academic journey.”
This year the U of M awarded 17 DOVE Fellowships. The award includes a stipend of $13,500 in addition to academic year tuition at regular graduate school rate for up to 14 credits per semester. It also includes comprehensive health insurance for one academic year. Fellows are expected to carry a full course load each semester while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.5.