SMU students who excel in their areas of study often receive some of the world’s most prestigious fellowships and awards, providing them with meaningful research opportunities and life experiences. For the 2010-11 academic year, those who can claim such recognitions include:
SMU senior and President’s Scholar Jordan Johansen will work as an English teaching assistant and study Greek at Cypriot University on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Johansen, a native of DeSoto, Texas, received degrees this year in anthropology, history and music. Read more.
San Antonio native Carla Mendiola, an SMU Dedman College graduate student in history, will use her Fulbright Fellowship to help fund the research and writing of her dissertation in Canada. She also has received a Government of Canada Doctoral Student Research Award, which will help fund research travel. Read more.
An estimated 1,600 students out of more than 9,000 applicants will be honored with the Fulbright grant, made possible by the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of State.
Junior Katherine Deland of Beaumont and sophomore Kent Fischer of San Angelo have been awarded 2011 Goldwater Scholarships, which recognize students who have shown excellence in the fields of science, mathematics and engineering.
Fischer was rewarded for his research project focused on the extraction of rare earth lanthanide elements crucial for electronics and other high-tech manufacturing. Deland’s research work involved investigating the role of a specific gene in suppressing the reproduction of cancer cells. Read more.
• Learn more about awards and applications from SMU’s Office of National Fellowships and Awards.