A student at UAH Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) will research solar wind using the Cray Blue Waters supercomputer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the 2014-2015 scholastic year. Matthew Bedford, a third-year doctoral student at CSPAR, has been awarded a Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship. He will model the interaction of the solar wind with the local interstellar medium using a new multi-ion model of the solar wind. Bedford will receive a stipend of $38,000, a tuition allowance of up to $12,000 and an allocation of up to 50,000 node hours on the Blue Waters system. Bedford's advisor is Dr. Nikolai Pogorelov, a professor in the UAH Department of Space Science with whom he has been working to model properties of solar wind ("Modeling Solar Wind Flow with the Multi-Scale Fluid-Kinetic Simulation Suite;" Pogorelov, N. V.; Borovikov, S. N.; Bedford, M. C.; Heerikhuisen, J.; Kim, T. K.; Kryukov, I. A.; Zank, G. P., in Numerical Modeling of Space Plasma Flows, San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conf. Ser. 474, 2013, p 165).