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Reedies Win Beinecke, Goldwater, and Six Fulbrights

German major Daniel Carranza ’12 won a Beinecke Scholarship, presented each year to 20 students nationally who have demonstrated superior levels of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement, and personal promise to pursue opportunities in humanities or the social sciences.

Chemistry/physics major Collin Perkinson ’13 won the Goldwater Scholarship, awarded to sophomores and juniors with outstanding potential who intend to pursue a career in math or the natural sciences.

The Fulbright Scholarship awards grants to support study or teaching in more than 140 countries worldwide. Recipients from Reed include:
Linguistics major Margit Bowler ’11 will travel to Australia to focus on Walpiri, an endangered Australian Aboriginal language spoken by 3,000 people in the Northern Territory.

Psychology major Colin Chapman ’10 will continue his research on eating behavior with Dr. Helgi Schioth in his lab at Uppsala University in Sweden, investigating a specific transporter in the hypothalamus to see if it may be partially responsible for cravings, and ultimately, obesity.

Classics major Erik Erkkila ’11 is very excited to teach English in Turkey. He looks forward to understanding the ways that the ancient history of the country informs its modern history.

History major Jessica Mercado ’11 is looking forward to teaching English in Germany where she spent her junior year and, between semesters, taught English at a camp for German children.

German major Kerstin Rosero ’11 received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) in the Teaching Assistant Diversity Program in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where she will be a language assistant at a high school that has a large number of students with immigrant backgrounds.
English major Elizabeth Wilder ’11 will teach English in Montenegro. She is enthusiastic about Southeastern European literature and hopes to make a career translating and publishing more of it into English.

The Fulbright program provides students with the chance to exchange values, knowledge, and ideas with citizens and institutions abroad. It was founded under legislation drawn up by the late Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, and is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Today, the Fulbright program operates in more than 150 countries and its scholarships are among the most highly coveted academic awards worldwide.
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