Kaley Beins and Sarah Kramer win Fulbright Fellowships, and Sarah Waye wins Goldwater Scholarship

Fulbright Fellowships to Sarah Kramer and Kaley Beins

Kaley Beins was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year to work at INDICASAT in Panama.  She will study how different vegetative covers may correlate with the presence of nitrates in the water.  Her studies will compare river waters adjacent to reforested, agricultural and native landscapes composed of different plant communities.  These studies may affect conservation projects associated with the expansion of the Panama Canal. 

Sarah Kramer was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year to work at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin, Germany.  Her project will be to model disease dynamics and human behavior in disease transmission.  She will be working to correlate rates of sexual concurrency (the rate at which individuals have multiple partners over the course of a given period of time) and HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in several German cities.

Goldwater Scholarship to Sarah Waye

Undergraduate Neurobiology major Sarah Waye was awarded the prestigious Goldwater scholarship.   The Goldwater scholarship is designed to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Selected colleges and universities are invited to submit up to 4 candidates for the national competition.  Kirsten Craddock, also a Neurobiology major, received an Honorable Mention.  Congratulations to both students!

Congratulations to all three students for receiving these prestigious awards!