Two seniors have been awarded Fulbright research awards to study abroad. Jennifer Nutter ’19 and Mollie Pope ’19 will travel abroad to gain a deeper understanding of their research topics.
Name: Jennifer Nutter
Hometown: Georgetown, Mass.
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Activities: Swim team captain; Engineers for a Sustainable World; Biomedical Engineering Society; Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; term abroad to the Czech Republic
Internships: Biomedical Engineering Summer Clinical Immersion Program, Union College and Albany Medical College (summer 2018); Stanley Black & Decker Internship, Towson, MD (summer 2017)
Fulbright project: “The Influence of Sensory Pathways on the Biomechanics of the Lower Leg” based at the University of Darmstadt in Germany.
Host country engagement: She will be reaching an English biomedical engineering course to undergraduate students, and also teaching swimming lessons and coaching youth swimmers in the community.
Plans after Fulbright: Attend medical school to work in the field or orthopedics or sports medicine.
Name: Mollie Pope
Hometown: Barbourville, Ky.
Activities: Geology Club president; Historic Union tour guide; Wold House Council; Gamma Phi Beta; geological research trips to Panama and Dominica; NSF SUCCESS Scholar; Goldman Scholar; Omicron Delta Kappa honor society
Internships/Research: Provenance of sandstone conglomerate clasts of the Orca Group in Prince William Sound, Alaska, Union College (summer 2018-spring 2019); Keck Geology Consortium, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates in REU, Alaska (summer 2018); American Museum of Natural History, NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, NYC (summer 2017); The provenance of detrital zircons from Dominica in Lesser Antilles, Union College (summer 2016-spring 2017); Determining the age and origin of the Tunk Lake Pluton in Maine, Union College (winter 2015-spring 2015); Reconstructing African climatology through deep sea marine sediment, Western Kentucky University (fall 2013-spring 2015)
Fulbright project: “Oxygen Isotope Variation in Saldanha Quartz Porphyry” based at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Host country engagement: Helping students through assistance with college applications and by helping students at the university avoid academic tripwires that can cause students to give up on their education.
Plans after Fulbright: Attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in igneous petrology to later conduct research at an academic institution.