Kurt Auville, Louis-Henri Merino and Annie Trang received the award
Three students from the University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences have been selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program in 2019. This program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.
Kurt Auville, an undergraduate seeking double degrees in biological sciences and Spanish, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach at an elementary-level school in the Canary Islands in Spain. Auville currently works with Foundational Learning And Mentorship Experience (FLAME), an organization that provides after-school science lessons to local elementary school students. While in Spain, Auville would also like to volunteer at a hospital to provide support to patients and their families during hospital stays.
Louis-Henri Merino, a computer science undergraduate, received a Fulbright Study/Research Award to conduct research in Switzerland. Merino will collaborate with researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on a secure election system based on blockchain technology, which can improve the robustness of computer systems against hackers.
Annie Trang, an undergraduate seeking double degrees in biological sciences and philosophy, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in Vietnam. Trang, who currently volunteers at the Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland, would like to volunteer with nonprofit health organizations during her time in Vietnam.
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The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland educates more than 9,000 future scientific leaders in its undergraduate and graduate programs each year. The college’s 10 departments and more than a dozen interdisciplinary research centers foster scientific discovery with annual sponsored research funding exceeding $175 million.