Recent grad receives Fulbright Award to study abroad

 

May 22, 2017

ECE's Rudina Morina among Carnegie Mellon University's six Fulbright award winners for 2017 who will teach and conduct research in Spain, Taiwan, Mexico, Ecuador, Switzerland and Germany.

"This year's Fulbright awardees personify the ideals of the Carnegie Mellon undergraduate experience," said Joanna Dickert, assistant director of undergraduate research in CMU's Fellowships and Scholarships Office. "They are committed scholars and citizens who have crafted distinctive paths for intellectual exploration that embraced experiential learning via undergraduate research, study abroad and service learning. We have every confidence that they will continue to learn, create, discover and inspire in their respective host countries as ambassadors for Carnegie Mellon and the United States."

The Fellowships and Scholars Office provides support to students who are interested in applying for nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships.

The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

Rudina Morina, who just earned her Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, will spend the next year in Zurich, Switzerland, after being awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant. She will conduct research at the Institute of Neuroinformatics, a joint institute of the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Morina's research will focus on using computational techniques to study the neural computations underlying cognitive processes like decision-making and attention.

See the complete list of awardees here.