Bryn Mawr Among Top Fulbright Producers in 2012

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 3:27 pm.

Once again, Bryn Mawr is one of the top liberal-arts colleges in the country in the number of students winning the prestigious Fulbright awards, according to this chart posted on the Fulbright Student Program’s website. More than half of Bryn Mawr’s applicants received awards, giving the College a higher success rate than any other school on the list.

Here’s another look at Bryn Mawr’s 2012 Fulbright awardees:

2012 Fulbright Research Grants

photo of Johanna BestArchaeology Ph.D. candidate Johanna Best has received a Fulbright Research Grant to Greece, where she will continue her dissertation on sacred spaces along roadways in ancient Attica.
More about Best »

Photo of Anna MelkerThis fall Anna Melker will travel to Sweden’s Uppsala University in search of what she calls the “holy grail” of clean energy. At Bryn Mawr, Melker is conducting research in photocatalytic hydrogen-fuel production under the direction of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jonas Goldsmith. More about Melker »

photo of Sara NeidorfSara Neidorf, a Comparative Literature/German double major with a minor in Film Studies, has received a Fulbright Research Grant to study film theory, history, and exhibition history, and conduct independent research on the state of cinema-going in Berlin today. More about Neidorf »

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships to the Class of 2012

Photo of Kayla McDanielAlthough she grew up only an hour north of the Mexican border in Tucson, Ariz., Kayla McDaniel’s interest in Spanish didn’t solidify until she came to Bryn Mawr. McDaniel will continue to improve her Spanish while teaching English as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Mexico during the 2012-13 academic year. More about McDaniel »

photo of Andrea TangIn addition to her duties teaching English, Andrea Tang, who is a double major in English and East Asian studies, plans to use her time as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant to study the Korean language, and she hopes to jump-start some potential dissertation research on East Asian soft-power relations. More about Tang »

williamsSherella Williams discovered a strong interest in teaching through an internship with UNICEF during her junior year abroad in Germany. Next year, she’ll be returning as a Fulbright ETA. More about Williams »

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