Two Engineering Students Win Fulbrights

May 29, 2014

Two Whiting School of Engineering students will have the opportunity to travel abroad and conduct research as recipients of the 2014-2015 Fulbright Scholar Program.

Shayer Chowdhury, a senior finishing a degree in biomedical engineering and applied mathematics and statistics, won a Fulbright to travel to Bangladesh, where he will examine the engineering and technological innovation behind the SONO filer, which treats unclean water from contaminated wells. After his Fulbright, Chowdhury plans to attend medical school.

Ryan Cotterell, a PhD candidate in the Department of Computer Science, won a Fulbright grant to Germany to spend a year at the University of Munich researching computational morphology and its application to machine translation.

Named for the late Senator J. William Fulbright, who sponsored legislation creating the prestigious scholarship, the award is the country’s largest educational exchange program, offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and school teaching worldwide. Approximately 8,000 grants are awarded each year and the program operates in more than 155 countries.

A complete list of Johns Hopkins winners is here.

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