Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Authors: Julia Mongo, Office of Distinguished Fellowships

Published Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 16:25:00 -0400

Summary: Eleven MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni have won Fulbright grants to embark on projects overseas in the 2024-25 grant cycle. MIT has been a Fulbright Top-Producing Institution for five years in a row.

April Cheng will use their Fulbright research grant at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany, to study statistical techniques for inferring the universe’s expansion rate from gravitational waves. After Fulbright, Cheng will pursue a PhD in astrophysics at Princeton University.

Grace McMillan will teach English in Kazakhstan as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, inspired by her Russian language immersion experience in Kyrgyzstan. After Fulbright, she plans to attend law school focusing on education reform.

Ryan McTigue will research two-dimensional multiferroic nanodevices at the University of Valencia’s Institute of Molecular Science in Spain. Following his Fulbright grant, he will begin a PhD in physics at Princeton University.

Keith Murray will design generative AI models at the HUN-REN Wigner Research Centre for Physics in Hungary. Post-Fulbright, he will pursue a PhD in neuroscience at Princeton University.

Maaya Prasad will continue her research on microplastic detection at the University of Mauritius. After Fulbright, she aims to pursue a PhD in applied ocean engineering.

Anusha Puri will conduct cancer immunology research at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Lausanne, Switzerland. Following her Fulbright, she plans to pursue a PhD in biomedical science.

Olivia Rosenstein will study atomic, molecular, and optical physics at ENS Paris-Saclay in France. After Fulbright, she intends to pursue a PhD in experimental AMO at Caltech.

Jennifer Schug will research carbon storage in the Venice lagoon at the University of Padua in Italy. She plans to continue researching climate change mitigation strategies post-Fulbright.

Vaibhavi Shah will investigate sociocultural factors underlying traumatic surgical injuries in Nepal as a Fulbright-Fogarty Fellow in Public Health. After Fulbright, she will complete her final year of medical school at Stanford University.

Charvi Sharma will teach English in Spain and engage in cross-cultural exchange. Post-Fulbright, she plans to pursue an MD and a career as a clinician-scientist.

Isabella Witham will conduct research on biomimetic scaffolds for pancreatic cell transplantation at Seoul National University in South Korea. After Fulbright, she plans to pursue a PhD in biological engineering.


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