The College of Science is thrilled to announce that three of our students and alumni have received prestigious Fulbright Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department, Fulbright is the largest U.S. international exchange program, offering opportunity for students, scholars and professionals.
The highly competitive Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study, research and teaching projects. More than 11,000 applicants compete for approximately 1,800 awards each year.
“Congratulations to these extraordinary science students,” said Sastry G. Pantula, Dean of the College of Science. “I am so proud of their accomplishments and wish them much success on these global academic and research experiences.
“These transformative experiences are so important for our mission to advance science and build global leaders for a healthy people, living on a healthy planet, in a healthy economy,” adds Pantula. “These opportunities are instrumental in developing scientists who will not only be able to understand the world’s most pressing problems, but will also be able to foster international understanding, an increasingly vital skill in our society. Also, they bring visibility to our outstanding programs.”
Overall, six students and alumni from Oregon State University were selected for Fulbright Scholarship this year.
Biochemistry and biophysics alumna Lynda Bradley (’15), biochemistry and biophysics senior Arianna Kahler-Quesada and integrative biology doctoral student Ian Morelan have been selected for the Fulbright scholarship. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.
A zeal for infectious disease research
Lynda Bradley joined the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a post-baccalaureate IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) fellow after graduating from Oregon State in 2015 with an Honors B.S. in biochemistry and biophysics.