Student News & Notes

Henry Lujan, a PhD candidate in environmental science, has been awarded the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship. He has been placed as a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Air Force Research Laboratory.

 

Tyler Davis, an Arts & Sciences doctoral student in religion, has been named to the 2020 class of Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows –– the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. He is now writing his dissertation under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Tran.

Students from the College of Arts & Sciences were significantly represented in a record-setting 2019-2020 academic year that saw students receiving some of the most prestigious –– and competitive –– scholarships, fellowships and internships at the national and international levels. Arts & Sciences students receiving these awards during the year included:

  • Carter Anne Jones (senior international studies/Russian major) –– Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesian.
  • Daniel Burch (senior political science major) –– Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to Tajikistan to study Farsi and Tajik.
  • Andrew J. Munoz (senior biology major) –– Goldwater Scholarship, supporting his undergraduate research on cancer-related fatigue.
  • Emily Schultz (junior biology major) –– Goldwater Scholarship, supporting her undergraduate research on emerging viral diseases.
  • Gabbi Mucerino (senior political science major) –– Charles B. Rangel Fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in law and diplomacy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University in Massachusetts.
  • Zane Zovak (BA international studies ’18) –– chosen for the 2021 Class of Schwarzman Scholars to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.