|Privett to conduct research in Sweden
RELEASED: June 12, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-When Heidi Privett participated in Centre's commencement ceremony on May 26, there was no question that she was an outstanding student. During four years at Centre she earned numerous honors and awards, including the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in her junior year. She graduated summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. But perhaps the most thrilling was the announcement shortly before graduation that she had been selected for a Fulbright Fellowship.
Fulbright Fellows are among a very select group of students who receive full grants, travel grants, or teaching assistantships that allow them to pursue self-designed study and research in a foreign country.
Privett will spend 10 months doing bioinorganic chemistry research at Stockholm University with Dr. Cecilia Tommos, as well as studying biochemistry and the Swedish language.
"I applied to the Fulbright Program because this was a chance to do the science that I love while living in another country," Privett said. "The Fellowship allows me to be in Sweden long enough to truly experience a new culture."
After completing her 10-month fellowship, Privett has accepted a graduate teaching assistantship and research chemistry fellowship at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.
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