Senior David Karp, who is majoring in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton, has won a $250,000 no-strings-attached fellowship from the Hertz Foundation. His field of research? Computational fluid dynamics and the design optimization of scramjet-powered vehicles.

Karp plans to do his research at Stanford after studying in Britain on a Churchill scholarship, which funds a year of graduate study in engineering, mathematics or science at Cambridge.

Read more in the Daily Princetonian, which reports that Karp, a sports writer for the Prince, has a special interest in the aerodynamics of Formula 1 race cars.