Fulbright Scholar
English Teaching Assistantship

Andrea Burton is a PhD candidate in Integrative Biology with a certificate in College and University Teaching, studying the adaptive potential of local marine invertebrates to ocean acidification. Over the past few years, she has become increasingly interested in teaching techniques that improve student performance, which led to her application for the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Romania. It is her hope that in teaching a humanities course abroad, she may find techniques that can be applied in science courses to increase student engagement and understanding. 


maggie exton

Fulbright Scholar
Study/Research Grant

Maggie Exton is a PhD student in Civil Engineering with a certificate in College and University Teaching. Her research focuses on soil instability as a result of tsunami inundation, which can greatly enhance damage caused by the large wave. Next year, Maggie will carry out her Fulbright project in Indonesia, collaborating with a local tsunami expert to address vulnerability in coastal infrastructure design. In the future, she plans to continue her natural disaster research as a faculty member at a university, where she can also teach future generations of engineers.


Fulbright Scholar
English Teaching Assistantship

Dang Duong is a graduating senior in Microbiology (pre-med) and a Fulbright ETA to Kazakhstan. Dang will engage with students in and out of the classroom to share the American language and culture, and looks forward to celebrating Kazakh holidays.


omar sheikh

Fulbright Scholar
Study/Research Grant

Omar Sheikh from Portland, OR is a master’s student in bioengineering. At the University of Alberta, Canada, Omar will have a unique opportunity to investigate therapies for neuromuscular conditions that can elevate patient well-being. At the same time, Omar is excited to take part in enhancing US-Canada relations by bridging researchers, disability advocacy groups, and citizens through shared research and understanding. While there, Omar will also lead outreach on disability with an emphasis on patient perceptions of treatment.


delaney smith

Fulbright Scholar
Study/Research Grant

Delaney Smith is a graduating senior in Honors Biochemistry and Biophysics and Education with a minor in Chemistry Education.  Delaney is originally from Moscow, Russia but grew up in Portland, Oregon. After graduation, she will fulfill a Fulbright grant in Ghent, Belgium where she will conduct structural biology research. Upon her return to the United States, she plans to begin her graduate studies in biophysics and chemical biology with the ultimate goal of developing translational biomedical therapies.


Goldwater Scholar

Field of Study: Life Sciences (Colleges of Science, Liberal Arts, and Honors: Majors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry)
Career Goal: After college, Isabella plan to pursue a doctoral degree in neuroscience and teach at the university level.
Mentor(s): Álvaro Estévez, Conor Liston, John Edwards, Puja Parekh


Goldwater Scholar

Field of Study: Life Sciences (College of Science and Honors: Major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Career Goal: Kendra will pursue an M.D./Ph.D. in molecular biology or genetics. She aims to conduct research in biochemical/epigenetic pathways that lead to cancer, and develop new therapies.
Mentor(s): Dr. Michael Freitag


Goldwater Scholar

Field of Study: Engineering (College of Engineering: Major in Nuclear Engineering with a minor in Political Science)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. Kyzer plans to carry out research in support of national/global security, such as nuclear nonproliferation, at a national laboratory.
Mentor(s): Dr. Steven Reese, Dr. Gregg McKinney, Dr. Todd Palmer, Dr. Camille Palmer, Mitch Mannino, Garrett McMath


Goldwater Scholar


Field of Study: Physics and Astronomy (College of Science and Honors: Major in Physics)
Career Goal: Ph.D. in Physics. Research quantum cosmology and applications of nuclear fusion and teach at university.
Mentor(s): Oksana Ostroverkhova, Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Steven Mayer, John Sukamto

The following students from Oregon State University have been awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) to study critical languages during the summer of 2019.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. CLS scholars gain critical language and cultural skills that enable them to contribute to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.  These students join approximately 550 competitively-selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received a CLS award in 2019.

Miriam Lipton

Language: Russian
Host Locations: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Brian Erickson

Language: Swahili
Host Locations: Arusha, Tanzania

Hargobind Khalsa

Language: Punjabi
Host Locations: Chandigarh, India

Qay-liwh Ammon

Native American Congressional Intern

Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, House Natural Resources Committee

Qay-liwh is a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and a descendant of the Tsnungwe Tribe. She studies environmental sciences, specializing in environmental water resources and environmental policy and economics, at Oregon State University. She is involved in several student organizations and works as a Leadership Liaison at the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws. She is currently involved in an independent research project studying the effects of check dams on sediment movement in roadside ditches. Qay-liwh plans to attend graduate school for a Juris Doctor and Master of Science in water policy and management.

Jordan Laundry

Honorable Mention

Jordan Laundry is a third year student originally from Homer, New York. She is majoring in Ecological Engineering with a minor in Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy. She is passionate about combining her engineering and policy knowledge to find dynamic solutions to the pressing environmental issues of today.  After graduation, she plans to get field experience as an ecological engineer for several years before attending law school.

Simone Burton

Honorable Mention

Simone Burton, from Cleveland, Utah is a marine biology major with a chemistry minor. She became interested in this field when she was just thirteen. She intends to complete her Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship and Internship with NOAA this upcoming year to gaining experience in the world of marine biology research and public outreach. Simone is interested in aiding in marine conservation efforts through research, policy and communication, and education and outreach.

Madison Jajko, Turks & Caicos

Brenda Villanueva, South Africa

Ava Krueger, Italy

Sydney Andersen, Canada

Toni Trinh, Panama

Juriana Barboza Sagrero

Karina Ruiz Lopez, Switzerland

Jessica Garcia Ramirez, South Korea

Carlee Conner, Botswana

Alena Arounpradith, United Kingdom

Melissa Sanchez, Ecuador

Cindy Zurita Cruz

Scout Osborne, Mexico


For a full list of OSU Gilman Scholars,
please visit:

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship