Forrest family supports UG and Grad Engineering students with three new funds

With their gift, Stephen and Rosamund Forrest are making it possible for more graduate and undergraduate students pursue their dreams

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Prof. Stephen R. Forrest (MS PhD Physics ’74 ’79) and Rosamund M. Forrest (AM LS ’78), have established two funds to support graduate students in the fields of sustainability and energy. They are named the Stephen and Rosamund Forrest Graduate Student Fellowship Fund in Energy and Sustainability, and the Gerald and Esther Forrest Graduate Student Fellowship in Energy and Sustainability.

In addition, the Stephen and Rosamund Forrest Family Foundation have established the Forrest Family Endowed Engineering Scholarship Fund in the College of Engineering to provide need-based support to undergraduate students.

After working at USC and Princeton University, Dr. Forrest joined the University of Michigan as the Vice President for Research in 2006, and is currently the Paul G. Goebel Professor in Electrical Engineering and the Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor of Engineering. Among his many awards for academic and research achievements, Dr. Forrest is a fellow of the APS, IEEE and OSA. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, and National Academy of Inventors.

Posted May 1, 2017