What Others Are Saying

“I owe much of my budding professional career to Willie and his commitment to developing students and advocating for diversity. During my senior year as an undergraduate chemistry major at UMBC, I competed for and won the joint NIST-UMD Dolphus E. Milligan Graduate Fellowship. Willie was instrumental in helping to create the Milligan Fellowship, which was established to encourage more underrepresented minorities to pursue PhDs. As a result, I was given the opportunity to participate in a summer research internship at NIST, an institution I had never heard of prior to winning the award. "

Christopher M. Sims, PhD; Former Dolphus E. Milligan Graduate Fellow and Current NIST Research Scientist

Dolphus Milligan Fellow Dr. Chris Sims with Dr. May and NIST scientists Drs. Marlon Walker and Bryant Nelson.