Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

See some of our Fulbright Scholarship winners talk about their experiences here.

Goldwater Scholarship

Joseph SAurine '19

Joey Saurine, a biochemistry student in assistant professor Pothitos Pitychoutis' biology lab, won a $7,500 award from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The award encourages outstanding students to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering. Saurine, who will graduate with his bachelor's degree from UD in 2019, hopes to earn a doctorate in neuroscience and perform research in neuropsychopharmacology and teach at the university level.

Gilman Scholarship

Christina Kang '19, South Korea

Christina Kang was able to study abroad in South Korea through the help of the Gilman Scholarship.   Kang, an early childhood education major with a TESOL certificate, enjoyed living in Seoul for the semester, taking classes and even teaching English to Korean students.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Kayla Pariser '18

Kayla Pariser is a recent mechanical engineering graduate with a minor in human movement biomechanics who won the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Pariser worked as a student researcher in Dr. Allison Kinney's mechanical engineering lab. She has selected to attend the University of Delaware to work on her Ph.D. in mechanical engineering with a focus in the area of computational biomechanics working with Dr. Jill Higginson.

Fulbright Grant English Teaching Assistantship

Elizabeth Pedrotti '17, Malaysia

Elizabeth Pedrotti, an English and Italian double major, won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia. Pedrotti is currently living in the state of Kedah teaching English to Malaysian students at the SKM Seri Badong School.  She has a blog you can follow here:

Claire Shaw, '14, Thailand

Claire Shaw, a secondary education and English double major, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Laos in 2016. Shaw worked in the capital of Laos, and taught English to students at the American Center (run through the US Embassy) and at a vocational school for students who want to work in hospitality for tourism. Living in Laos allowed Shaw to travel throughout South East Asia and explore the culture, food, and festivals of Laos, Cambodia, Nepal and Thailand.

The following students graduated in 2018 will complete English Teaching Assistantship in the respective countries listed below: Olivia Thomakos in Malaysia, Elizabeth Miller in Senegal, Rachel Kessler in Poland and Grace Poppe in Slovak Republic.  Tim Carroll will complete a Research Grant in Albania.

Fulbright Research Grant

Ryan Shea '16

Mechanical engineering major and SEE minor graduate Ryan Shea won a Fulbright Research Grant to Mauritius in 2016. While in Mauritis, Shea researched how the country could achieve cost-effective renewable energy targets. He has returned to the University of Dayton to complete a Master of Science degree in renewable and clean energy.

Thomas Pickering Fellowship

Anamaria Karrels '16

Human rights and international studies major Anamaria Karrels was awarded the Thomas Pickering Fellowship in 2016. For the past two years she has attended graduate school at Tufts University where she is studying international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Karrels began her career as a foreign service officer beginning in 2018.



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