Hunter Rogers, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Industrial Engineering, is receiving a  scholarship from the Department of Defense that pays full tuition, a book allowance, health insurance and a stipend of about $35,000.

Hunter Rogers

Hunter Rogers

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship has an acceptance rate of about 12 percent.

As part of the scholarship program, Rogers will complete internships at Department of Defense Labs every summer and be employed at one of the department’s labs after graduation.

Her research is focused on human-robot interaction, specifically addressing latency issues in teleoperated robotics. Rogers is working toward a Ph.D. under the guidance of Kapil Chalil Madathil.