# NASA Space Grant Fellowship

## Spring 2011

# Giang B. Trinh, Recipient

#### Advisor: Alex Khapalov

Mathematics PhD candidate, Giang B. Trinh, has received a Washington NASA Space Grant Fellowship for the spring semester of 2011. The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium offers competitive fellowships for graduate students in science, engineering or math at Washington State University. A total of twelve graduate fellowships are awarded to WSU; six from the College of Sciences and six from the College of Engineering and Architecture.

We believe Giang's future is full of promise. As a dedicated and outstanding PhD student with a solid 4.0 gpa, Giang has loved mathematics for quite some time now. From 1999 to 2004, he began teaching math at a high school in Vietnam . It was also during this time that he wrote several study guides for students who were preparing for their University Entrance Tests. Giang said, "Teaching and writing made math more and more interesting to me. I gained more appreciation for mathematics while engaging in both of these activities."

Congratulations Giang Trinh!