Recent Honors graduate and Fulbright grant recipient Kristina Yancey ’10 was recently featured on the Mobility International USA website, in part for her ongoing video blog about her experiences conducting research on nuclear reactor design in Switzerland. Read the post on the MIUSA website.
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Sponsored by the Department of State, The Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards scholarships to U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists selected through a national, merit-based competition for study and research abroad. Academic fields include the social sciences, humanities and the sciences. The Program emphasizes leadership development. Approximately 1,500 scholarships are awarded each year for study in over 150 countries.
Yancey spent her time in Switzerland working with the FAST Reactors Group at the Paul Scherrer Institute near Zurich. Yancey was an Honors Research Fellow graduated with distinctions from the Engineering Scholars Program and with both Foundation Honors and University Honors distinctions from the University Honors Program. A President’s Endowed Scholar and a Galen T. Brown Scholar, she has served as president of the Global Justice student organization. She has also been recognized with the Aggie Spirit Award for determination in the face of adversity and as a Stinson Scholar by the Department of Nuclear Engineering.
For further information, contact Mr. Kyle Mox, National Fellowships Coordinator, Texas A&M University Honors and Undergraduate Research, at (979) 845-1957.