Three COE Students Selected as Fulbright Recipients
Three College of Engineering students received Fulbright U.S. student awards. Tyler Gogal, E’21, mechanical engineering, will pursue a master’s degree in Iceland; Jacob Kaplan, E’21, computer engineering and computer science, will pursue an English teaching assistantship in Taiwan; and Sagi Ravid, E’21, chemical engineering, will pursue cancer treatment research in Spain.
With results still coming in, an impressive cadre of Northeastern students have earned Fulbright US Student Awards to pursue international study, research, or teaching projects during the 2021-2022 academic year. Fulbrights will take these Huskies to Australia, Iceland, India, Spain, Taiwan, and Zambia, where they will act as cultural ambassadors of the United States while pursuing advanced independent research or teaching English.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is America’s premier international exchange fellowship, with a mission to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Through the Fulbright, awardees can study, conduct independent research, or teach English in over 160 countries worldwide.
|Tyler Gogal, E’21, mechanical engineering
Project: Environmental Engineering Research and Study at the University of Iceland
Tyler will pursue a master’s degree in Iceland, a leader in technologies such as carbon sequestration, alternative energy, and water purification. This will propel his overall goal to combine mechanical and environmental engineering expertise to address climate change and create innovations to make the planet more sustainable.
|Jacob Kaplan E’21, computer engineering and computer science
Project: English Teaching Assistantship
Jacob is passionate about cultural exchange and environmental sustainability. Having studied in Brazil and completed a co-op in Tanzania, he is eager to immerse himself a new locale, further his interest in teaching, and learn about Taiwan’s world-leading efforts in sustainability.
|Sagi Ravid E’21, chemical engineering
Project: Making Cancer Treatments Safer and More Effective Using Drug Delivery and Immunotherapy
Although numerous cancer treatments exist, none specifically target cancer cells or their metastasizing nature. Therefore, these therapies damage healthy parts of the body as well. Sagi’s research will focus on nanocarriers that selectively target cancer cells and prevent metastasis.
by Andrew Karas, Undergraduate Research and Fellowships