Two PhD students and a postdoctoral research fellow from The University of Western Australia have received prestigious Fulbright Scholarships for 2016.
They will travel to the United States to advance their fields globally and join an elite worldwide group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners.
Craig McCormack, who is undertaking a PhD in Architecture, has been awarded a Fulbright Western Australian Postgraduate Scholarship. Mr McCormack will investigate space architecture, which is the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space.
He will carry out research at the University of Houston, in the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture.
Ursula Salmon, an Adjunct Research Fellow at UWA’s School of Earth and Environment, has received a Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Nuclear Science and Technology.
Dr Salmon’s research, to be undertaken with colleagues at Stanford University, will examine environmental management decisions, particularly relating to water quality and water resource sustainability. If successful, this will result in improved groundwater model predictions and resource management tools.
Shraddha Kashyap, who is studying a PhD in Psychology, was also awarded a Fulbright Western Australian Postgraduate Scholarship.
With a keen interest in refugee mental health, Ms Kashyap hopes to find ways of helping displaced people start new lives despite suffering previous trauma.
Mr McCormack and Ms Kashyap will start their scholarships later this year and Dr Salmon will begin in January 2017.
Founded in 1946 by US Senator J William Fulbright, Fulbright Scholarships promote research collaboration and cultural exchange to foster understanding between the United States and other nations.
Picture caption: Shraddha Kashyap, Craig McCormack, Dr Ruth Lee Martin (A/Executive Director, Australian-American Fulbright Commission), Dr Ursula Salmon, Professor Kent Anderson (UWA)
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