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May. 9, 2017—Fifteen Vanderbilt students and alumni have been recognized by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2017-18. The program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and alumni to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.
May. 3, 2017—When Boston native Jarrod Shilts arrived at Vanderbilt, he brought with him a strong interest in synthetic biology—a discipline devoted to designing and creating biological molecules that don’t exist in the natural world and using them to redesign existing biological systems.
Apr. 28, 2017—Marc Chen wants to use data to make cities work better for everyone. Chen, a math and economics major, believes there’s a wealth of untapped data out there waiting to be mined that could help public policymakers understand how their decisions affect the well-being of city residents.
Apr. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.
Feb. 22, 2017—The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Vanderbilt University is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students in 2016-17.
Jan. 27, 2017—Jarrod Shilts, a senior from Boston, has been named one of 15 recipients of the Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding to pursue a master’s degree in a STEM discipline at Cambridge University in England.
Dec. 2, 2016—Marc A. Chen, a Vanderbilt University senior majoring in economics and mathematics, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar for 2017-18. Chen is one of 129 men and women selected from a group of 2,747 candidates worldwide representing 30 countries and 75 universities.
May. 26, 2016—Two Vanderbilt students and two recent graduates will spend the summer abroad in intensive language programs as U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship recipients.
May. 17, 2016—Class of 2016 graduate Rachel E. King is a recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the fellowship prepares students for foreign service careers.
Apr. 27, 2016—Eight graduating Vanderbilt seniors and four graduate students have been offered grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest U.S. exchange program for international graduate study, advanced research, and university, primary or secondary school teaching. In addition, three students have been named as alternates.
Apr. 8, 2016—The Fulbright Research Grant program supports graduate students interested in going abroad to conduct research related to their degree programs.
Feb. 22, 2016—Current Vanderbilt graduate students interested in going abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year to conduct research related to their degree programs should consider applying for a Fulbright research grant.