Twenty current Dartmouth students have been honored with prestigious national awards and scholarships.
Taica Hsu '06, a Spanish major with math and education minors, will use the scholarship to attend graduate school in education and then to teach high-school math and Spanish.
David Jiles '06, a sociology major from Chicago, will use the scholarship this summer to work with students from his high school. He plans to pursue a master's degree in education administration and leadership.
Joanna Lau '06, a native of Brooklyn, plans to use the fellowship to pursue graduate studies in education and then teach in the public school system in New York City. This summer, she will use some of the funding to support her work with Breakthrough Collaborative, a program that helps high-potential, low-income middle school students prepare for college.
Ingrid Nelson '05, a geography major modified by environmental studies, is interested in the intersection of politics and the environment as they relate to Africa. Her research focuses on women's roles regarding a proposed hydroelectric dam in Mozambique. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship enables Nelson to pursue a master's of philosophy in geography at the University of Cambridge in England.
Patrick Ward '05, a distance runner for Dartmouth's track and cross-country teams, will also attend Cambridge, where he will pursue a master's in clinical biochemistry. Only eleven individuals are awarded a Churchill Scholarship annually.
Jonah Kolb '06 was awarded the Udall scholarship for demonstrating outstanding potential and a commitment to pursuing a career in environmentalism. Kolb plans a career in international environmental law, incorporating government regulation and environmentally sound business practices into environmental protection and conservation.
Joy Shockley '06, a Koyukon Athabascan of Interior Alaska, was awarded the Udall scholarship for her outstanding work in promoting tribal land management and stewardship of the Yukon River Watershed.
Bart Butler '06 will apply his scholarship toward tuition for his senior year, during which he plans to complete his double major in physics and chemistry. Butler plans to attend graduate school in either physics or chemistry and is interested in alternative energy development and research.
Emma Lubin '06, a biochemistry and molecular biology major, plans to pursue her PhD in molecular biology and is currently assisting in research in the laboratory of Professor of Genetics Victor Ambros of the Dartmouth Medical School. The scholarship was established in honor of Senator Barry M. Goldwater to promote the study of math, science, and engineering.
Peter Noteboom '05, a double major in economics and government, will use the scholarship to attend the University of Oxford in England, where he plans to study with Oxford's Centre for the Study of African Economics (CSAE). He will focus on the economic issues of developing countries. Noteboom aspires to a career in multinational organizations involved in economic aid to Africa. He has studied around the world, biked cross-country, and captains the men's heavy-weight crew team.
A number of current Dartmouth students are the recipients of Fulbright Scholarhips. These awards are announced over a period of months. Look for more information about the following 2005-06 Fulbright scholars in a later issue of Dartmouth Life.
Daniel Knecht '05, for medical sciences in Israel.
Rebecca Heller '05, for agriculture in Malawi.
Brandon Morris '05, for public health in Uruguay.
Elisabeth Page '05, for modern history in Jordan.
Victoria Lee '05, to teach English as a foreign language in Indonesia.
Stephen Quan '05, for business and management in Japan.
By GENEVIEVE HAAS
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Last Updated: 5/30/08