The merit-based scholarship is financed with WVU Foundation funds that support doctoral students who have been admitted to their doctoral candidacy and are working towards the completion of their dissertation during the spring of 2021 semester.
Brent will use
his funds to further his research efforts which involve studying various aspects
of pulsars. As a member of the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) which uses
pulsar timing arrays to detect gravitational waves, he helps to time pulsars
and characterize the noise in the pulsar timing array due to the interstellar
His research advisor is Maura McLaughlin, PhD.