3 Engineering students receive 2020-21 Fulbright Scholarships
Rachel Delmontagne and Madeleine Henderson each received offers for an English teaching assistantship, and Glynn Gallaway received an offer of a research grant.
Delmontagne (BSAAE 2018), from Ashburn, Virginia, is a Purdue alumna with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the College of Engineering and the Honors College. She applied to teach English in Spain. Delmontagne is no stranger to intercultural experiences – since her graduation in 2018, she has been working in Ghana, first with the Peace Corps, then as a math teacher. During her time as a student, she was a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and the Navy Supply Corps Foundation Scholarship.
Gallaway, from Fairview, Texas, is a graduating senior in the College of Engineering with a major in mechanical engineering. Her Fulbright offer is to research tissue engineering in Germany. This would not be her first experience in Germany. In the summer of 2019, she completed a visiting student research project in Leibniz University Hannover, developing tissue-engineered membranes in order to mimic native tissues of the human body.
Henderson, from Trenton, Illinois, is a graduating senior in the College of Engineering and the Honors College with a major in biomedical engineering. She was selected for a Fulbright to teach English in India. Henderson is focused on sustainability, a field she intends to enter as an engineer in the biomedical industry. Her experience in this regard includes serving in the Purdue Student Sustainability Council, which in turn included partnerships with the City of West Lafayette and the Go Greener Commission.
These Fulbright student grants fully fund a postbaccalaureate year for graduate students and alumni to forge international bonds through research, graduate study or teaching English abroad. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on international travel, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has delayed the start of these grants to Jan. 1, 2021.
Source: Purdue News Service