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Contact: LeAnn Adam, OSU National and Global Scholarships Advising Coordinator
Phone: (541) 737-1996
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Fifteen from OSU named semi-finalists for 2022-2023 Fulbright US Student Program
(Corvallis, OR, January 30, 2022) Oregon State University is pleased to announce that fifteen students and recent graduates have been named semi-finalists for the 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Final selection of US Student Fulbright awards will be confirmed in spring 2022.
Lili Adams graduated in 2020 with a Honors bachelor of science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Lili proposes to pursue her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney in Australia, with her research to focus on the implementation of sonification techniques to more accurately diagnose patients with mild traumatic brain injury. Upon her return, she aims to share her cross-cultural perspective on sonification techniques with colleagues in the U.S. through postdoctoral research.
Stan Cates graduated in 2020 with a bachelor of science in Zoology and a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. He proposes to pursue a Master of Science degree in Biology, specializing in Northern Populations and Ecosystems, with the department of Arctic and Marine Biology at the University of Tromsø in Norway. Stan plans to study how behavioral monitoring can be implemented to better understand arctic conservation and needs.
Mikayla Chen is a graduating senior earning an Honors bachelor of science in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish. She has applied to be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in the Netherlands. Mikayla hopes to engage with her students through cultivating meaningful relationships, adapting her classroom instruction to students’ needs and learning styles, and creating an environment where students feel comfortable asking for help. She also plans to get involved with local science programs and research laboratories.
Julia Clark graduated in 2020 with a bachelor of arts in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. She proposes to study for a Master of Social Work at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow in the United Kingdom with a focus on family education of maladaptive behaviors in early childhood in order to promote healthy child development and prevent child maltreatment. Julia also plans to become involved with the CrossFit community in Glasgow.
Jacqueline Delie graduated in 2020 with a master of science in Wildlife Management. She proposes a research project in collaboration with Makerere University in Uganda to study participatory conservation governance in relation to communities neighboring Queen Elizabeth National Park. This project aims to inform the Uganda Wildlife Authority’s Strategic Plan policies by taking into account both biodiversity conservation and community livelihood development considerations.
Conner (Sage) Fox graduated in 2020 with an Honors bachelor of science in Fisheries and Wildlife and a minor in Spanish. He proposes a research project in collaboration with the University of Concepción in Chile to study the distribution and impacts of introduced salmon populations on native fish diversity in northern Patagonia. He will also maintain a running photographic and written chronicle of his project and experiences through a blog website.
Julia Kim graduated in 2020 with an Honors bachelor of science in Public Health and minors in Education and Computer Science. She proposes a research project in collaboration with the Korea Legacy Committee, a non-profit organization in South Korea, to collect micro-memoirs from impoverished South Korean elders and illustrate their stories through social media posts and a collective interactive online storybook, aimed at engaging South Korean youth in conversations around themes of mental health, resilience, and social-emotional skills.
Angelika Kurthen is a PhD student in Biology. In collaboration with the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, Angelika proposes a research project to develop a novel mathematical model to predict the dynamics of seven invertebrates of interest. She aimis to identify a management scenario that minimizes introduced invertebrate species populations and maximizes native invertebrate species in the Colorado River.
Christina Linkem is a graduating master’s student earning a master of science in Fisheries Science. She proposes a research project in collaboration with the University of Costa Rica’s Freshwater Tropical Ecology Lab in Costa Rica to develop a benchmark of fish community structure in undisturbed tropical stream ecosystems. Christina also hopes to get involved in science education with the local community.
Miriam Lipton is a PhD student in History of Science and a 2019 Critical Language Scholarship recipient to Russia. In collaboration with the Vyatka State University in Russia, Miriam proposes a research project to study the history of Cold War politics of antibiotic resistance. She aims to prepare herself to be a leader in the field of international health policy by advising on the responsible use of antibiotics to better manage antibiotic resistance worldwide.
Hannah Mankle is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on renewable energy. She proposes a research project in collaboration with University College Cork in Ireland to explore the optimization of small-scale wave energy converter technology. She is also interested in getting involved with the mountain biking community in Cork.
Saki Nakai graduated in 2021 with an Honors bachelor of arts in Psychology and minors in French, Music Performance, and Mathematics. Saki proposes a research project in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg, to explore identity construal and acculturation in American and Japanese expatriates in the multicultural country of Luxembourg.
Jane Vinesky is a graduating senior earning a bachelor of science in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. Jane proposes to pursue a master of science in Marine Resource Management at the Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas del Instituto Politécnico Nacional in La Paz, Mexico. She aims to generate research for conservation that will contribute to management guidelines and legal protections for mantas in both Mexico and the United States.
Two additional students are semi-finalists, but prefer to remain anonymous.
In 2022-2023, more than 1,800 U.S. citizens will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for the academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected in an open, merit-based competition that considers leadership potential, academic and/or professional achievement, and record of service. As Fulbright alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields. Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to forge lasting connections between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, counter misunderstandings, and help people and nations work together toward common goals. Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has enabled more than 390,000 dedicated and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and find solutions to shared international concerns. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in more than 160 countries worldwide. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit http://eca.state.gov/fulbright or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by telephone 202-632-6452 or e-mail [email protected].
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at Oregon State University through LeAnn Adam, OSU National and Global Scholarships Advising Coordinator. For more information about applying for Fulbright or other national and international scholarships and fellowships, please contact LeAnn at [email protected] and visit: http://topscholars.oregonstate.edu