The U celebrates six students receiving prestigious Fulbright scholarships

Six University of Utah students who received highly competitive Fulbright awards for 2015 will be celebrated for their accomplishments. Three graduate and three undergraduate students will present their plans for their awards and provide valuable insight about the detailed application process.

The prestigious awards will allow the undergraduate students to teach English in Romania, Argentina and Mexico for one academic year, while the graduate students will lead research projects in Chile, Switzerland and Uruguay.

The global Fulbright program was established in 1946 to create mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between people in the U.S. and other countries.


Leah Campbell, doctorate in Atmospheric Science: Campbell will study the effects of the Andes Mountains on precipitation structure and distribution during winter storms in south-central Chile.

Precious Cantu,doctorate in Electrical Engineering: Cantu will conduct a project focusing on extending a novel single-photon lithographic technique to 3-dimensional scaffolds for use in tissue engineering in Switzerland.

Adam Giannelli, doctorate in Literature & Creative Writing Research Grant: research grant, Uruguay

Lindsey Appell, master’s in British and U.S. Literature: teaching English in Romania

Lyuba Basin, bachelor’s in English: teaching English in Argentina

Jason Chen, bachelor’s in Spanish and Biology: teaching English in Mexico

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