Eight Princeton undergraduates have been awarded Streicker Fellowships to intern or conduct research internationally this summer. The fellows have designed their own projects or internships in conjunction with host organizations outside the United States. During their summer abroad, they will delve more deeply into their areas of study, expand their perspectives, and improve their ability to speak another language.
Sometimes study abroad leads you to unexpected places. Cricket Gullickson ’15 found herself hiking Mt. Kenya at sunrise while abroad with Princeton’s Tropical Biology and Sustainability program. Hear her story in the first installment of OIP’s new Stories from Abroad series.
Princeton University seniors Johannes Hallermeier, Brian Kim, and Zoe Zhang have been named 2016 Yenching Scholars for graduate study at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China. The program, now it its second year, offers a one-year master’s degree (in English) designed to prepare an elite class of future leaders to meet the challenges of the 21st century global landscape.
Princeton University senior and physics major Joseph Scherrer is one of 12 college seniors and first-year graduate students nationwide to be named 2016 Hertz Fellows by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation. The fellows, who were selected from more than 800 applicants, will receive a stipend and full tuition support valued at $250,000 for up to five years of graduate study in the applied physical, biological and engineering sciences.
I know the eating clubs are ever so compelling, but you may just find that “The Street” is merely “a street” – one of many, some of which you may find even more interesting. Also, it’s no sure thing that you’ll have another chance to do something similar in life. You already know what Princeton is like, so why not learn a little about somewhere else?
Princeton University juniors Briana Payton and Daniel Teehan have been awarded 2016 Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programs to prepare for careers in public service.
Princeton University senior Lisa Gong has been awarded the 2016 Martin Dale Fellowship, a $33,000 grant for a senior to spend the year after graduation on "an independent project of extraordinary merit that will widen the recipient's experience of the world and significantly enhance the recipient's growth and intellectual development.”
Princeton University alumnae Yung In Chae and Emma Glennon, both members of the Class of 2015, have been awarded 2016 Gates Cambridge Scholarships for postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge in England. Chae and Glennon are among the class of 90 scholars, including 35 U.S. Scholars and 55 International Scholars from 30 countries.
Princeton junior Joani Etskovitz has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship, which supports promising students in their graduate studies in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Secondly, the trip excited me about field research and the research process more generally. It was probably because of my semester in Panama that I have chosen to be a scientist. I am currently a doctoral candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.