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Olin Again Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has once again placed Olin College of Engineering on its list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students. Olin’s status as a top Fulbright student producer for 2017-18 in the special focus four-year institutions category was announced online and appeared in the February 18 online edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Olin’s appearance on the 2017-18 list came thanks to three Olin graduates who were awarded grants announced over the last year. Jordyn Burger ’14 won a full grant to study MSc Design for Interaction at TU Delft in the Netherlands; Lauren Hafford ’07 won a full grant to conduct research in Odisha, India, to study fecal contamination of groundwater; and recent graduate Nagy Hakim ’17 won an assistantship to teach English at the National University of Colombia at Medellin.

In its short history, Olin has produced 17 Fulbright scholars, consistently placing among the top producers.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, has provided more than 380,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English, and conduct research abroad each year. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in over 140 countries throughout the world.

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