CSE PhD student Troi Williams receives Koerner Family Foundation research award

January 15, 2021 

The Koerner Family Foundation (KFF) has selected two USF College of Engineering PhD students, John Cotter (Mechanical Engineering) and Troi Williams (Computer Science and Engineering), for a supplemental student stipend award of $10K each for their graduate research in microfluids and in agriculture and intelligent networks respectively for 2021. 

KFF is enthusiastic about American students in pursuit of their PhD in Engineering, holding the research-based programs at USF as esteemed national treasures. 

 “The pandemic created challenging conditions that have taken their toll on everyone's research and family,” said Williams. “I want to acknowledge that such conditions worsen the preexisting inequities faced by minority researchers, faculty, and staff. I am honored and thankful to receive the Koerner Family Foundation Fellowship. This award will help me support my family during these unprecedented times. I am currently in the last year of my doctoral program. This award will allow me to focus on my dissertation and apply for faculty and post-doc positions at R1 universities.”