Joe Alascio Wins 2020 John L. Bryan GRA Award
Joe Alascio, a senior in the UMD Department of Fire Protection Engineering, has won the John L. Bryan Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) Award for the 2020/2021 academic year. Alascio, who is part of the combined B.S./M.S. program, is set to begin his graduate studies in the fall under the tutelage of FPE Associate Professor, Stanislav Stoliarov.
The John L. Bryan Chair endowment provides support for a single GRA each year. The funding is offered to outstanding, incoming FPE Master of Science (M.S.) students, domestic or international, and is awarded on a competitive basis. The award includes up to 25 standard tuition credits, health benefits and a $30K stipend.
Post-commencement, Alascio plans to work with Isaac Leventon, Ph.D. – an FPE alum and fire research scientist at NIST – on his project, “Experimental Measurement of Oxidation of Combustible Solids: Quantifying the Impact of Sample Surface Area on the Kinetics of Oxidative Decomposition.”
March 11, 2020