Three Johns Hopkins engineering students receive Fulbright grants

May 23, 2018

Sixteen Johns Hopkins University students and recent graduates have been awarded Fulbright grants, earning the chance to travel abroad to study, teach, and conduct research.

Named for the late Sen. J. William Fulbright, who sponsored legislation creating the prestigious scholarship, the Fulbright Scholar Program is the country’s largest educational exchange program, offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and school teaching worldwide. Approximately 8,000 grants are awarded each year, and the program operates in more than 155 countries.

With the Fulbright Study/Research grant, a student designs a proposal for a specific country. The program aims to facilitate cultural exchange and promote mutual understanding by supporting study or research abroad.

The recipients from the Whiting School of Engineering are:

  • Himanshu Dashora: After graduating this spring with a BS in biomedical engineering, he will spend a year in Chennai, India, to research cell-to-cell interaction systems to improve stem cell therapies for bone cancer. After that, he plans to pursue a MD/PhD.
  • Callie Deng: She will graduate this year with a degree in biomedical engineering and then travel to Norway, where she will research MRI techniques to improve breast cancer detection. After that she plans to attend medical school.
  • Alexander Kossak: He will graduate this year with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemistry and materials science. Next year he will be at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, working on two-dimensional quantum materials. After that he will begin a PhD in materials science at MIT.

More than 325,400 students have been awarded Fulbright grants since the program’s inception in 1946. The Fulbright is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For more information about the Fulbright program at Johns Hopkins, visit the National Fellowships Program website.

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