WE11: Global Opportunities for Graduate Students and Post-Doctorates

Kimber Brenneman

Our three panelists were able to discuss doing research abroad on different continents as well as different lengths of time. Marcella Vaicik explained how being an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship awardee meant that she was listed as the PI on her proposal and it allowed her to spend 3 months in Taiwan doing research. Katherine Alfredo spent closer to a year working in Ghana doing drinking water research as a Fulbright Scholar. At the other end of the time spectrum Jennifer Patterson spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland. They all shared amusing and interesting stories about their adjustments to a different culture and the challenges involved in completing a research proposal in a set amount of time. While entertaining and informative about research in other countries, this panel was also a great resource to anyone interested in applying for fellowships.

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