Fulbright

Fulbright award expands career opportunities

Washington State University’s latest recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student award, Lauren Hudson (’22 biology, French), will be teaching Southeast Asia this coming year. “I’m thrilled to be able to teach English to college students in Vietnam, a land that is part of my heritage,” said Hudson. “I’m also happy to explore language and culture […]

Fulbrights to Hungary

Washington State University math major Annie Lu and English alumna and staff member Amethyst Freibott have received Fulbright U.S. Student awards to research and teach, respectively, in Hungary. They bring to 63 the number of WSU students and alumni who have received Fulbright awards to study, research, or teach abroad.

Secret investigation of radioactive fallout is focus of historian’s research

After years of polluting Earth’s atmosphere and ecosystems with nuclear material from atomic bomb tests, the U.S. government in 1953 launched “Project Sunshine,” a secret, international program to study the amount of radioactive fallout in the environment. The cheery-sounding program sought particularly to understand the impact of strontium 90, an unstable, radioactive version of a […]

Pandemic makes teaching abroad ‘surreal experience’

Thomas Preston, a political science professor and expert in international security policy, had just begun a four-month, Fulbright-sponsored teaching stint in Constanta, Romania, when the entire country was placed in lockdown and martial law was declared. It was early March, the coronavirus was threatening to become a global pandemic and the Romanian government was having […]

Biology, music senior headed to Wales as Fulbright Student

Senior biology and music double major Thomas LeClair received a prestigious, nationally competitive Fulbright Student Award that will fund his master’s degree studies in marine biology at Bangor University in Wales. “Studying and being in Bangor for a year will allow me to plug into both halves of my life. I’ll be able to gain […]

Fulbright summer award leads WSU sophomore to Wales

Linguistics major and Spokane native Ava Beck will study at Aberystwyth University in Wales for three weeks this summer, thanks to a Fulbright Summer Institute award. Beck is one of approximately 60 U.S. students selected to undertake academic and cultural programs at any of nine hosting institutions throughout the United Kingdom. At Aberystwyth, Beck will […]

In search of microplastics in food

While shocking images of giant gyres of plastic trash in the world’s oceans cause widespread alarm, a more insidious threat to ecological and human health may be the nearly invisible microplastics in local waters, said environmental science professor Alex Fremier. Supported by a Fulbright Global Scholar Award, Fremier will spend four months in Belém, Brazil, […]

Fulbright takes undergraduate pianist to London

Senior Garrett Snedeker has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance to explore the topic “harnessing music’s ability for social change” in the coming year. “I’m always happy to perform and share music, but I want to introduce listeners to new ways to process and think […]

“Indians to Indians” researcher earns Fulbright award

History doctoral student and future professor Ryan W. Booth has received a Fulbright U.S. Student award to spend nine months in India exploring socio‑cultural characteristics attributed to indigenous soldiers during the British Raj up to a century ago. His work adds an international element to his dissertation, and may well lead to a new global […]

History professor emerita teaching in Kazakhstan on Fulbright Fellowship

Marina Tolmacheva, WSU professor emerita of history and an expert in Islamic and world history, has been awarded a four-month Fulbright Fellowship to teach and consult on academic development at KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Tolmacheva recently began teaching courses on Central Asian history in the context of world history to graduate and undergraduate students […]