Two science graduates win 2018 Fulbright awards

We are delighted to announce that microbiology alumni Dang Duong (’18) and Grace D’Angelo (’17) are two out of seven Oregon State University students selected for the 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Program by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Duong has been awarded a English Teaching Assistantship to Kazakhstan. He will engage with students in and out of the classroom to share the American language and culture, and looks forward to celebrating Kazakh holidays with them. Duong has already acquired an impressive globetrotting résumé in his four years at OSU.

He has studied or interned abroad in India and Malaysia. Two days after graduation, Duong embarked on humanitarian work in Kampala, Uganda, for an internship with a grassroots women’s health and rights organization that focuses on spreading awareness and fighting against obstetrics fistula. Duong plans on attending medical school in the near future.

D’Angelo graduated with microbiology honors and minors in music and chemistry. During her Fulbright year, she will will work toward a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Marine Microbiology in a joint program of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (MPI-MM), the University of Bremen (UniB), the Alfred Wegener Institute-Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), and the Jacobs University Bremen (JUB). An accomplished musician, D’Angelo will also seek opportunities to continue her growth as a flautist by studying and performing with German peers.

These students are among over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will study, conduct research, and teach abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

In addition to these honors, honors biophysics and biochemistry alumna Trisha Chau (’18) is an alternate for the Fulbright award and may still be promoted.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is administered at Oregon State University through LeAnn Adam, OSU Prestigious Scholarships Coordinator. For more information about applying for Fulbright or other national and international scholarships and fellowships, please contact LeAnn at leann.adam@oregonstate.edu and visit: http://topscholars.oregonstate.edu.

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