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FAMU PhD student in Mechanical Engineering receives Fulbright U.S. Student Award

Congratulations to Renee Gordon, a senior FAMU PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, on her Fulbright U.S. Student Award. Gordon's research is supervised by Dr. Peter Kalu, 3M Distinguished Research Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.


Renee Gordon, a FAMU mechanical engineering PhD graduate student.

At the end of the application review process, a Fulbright Program representative wrote Gordon, "We are delighted to inform you that you have been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Nigeria. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. You will represent the country as a cultural ambassador while you are overseas, helping to enhance mutual understanding between Americans and the people in Nigeria."

Gordon expressed her thanks to her department chair, Dr. Emmanuel Collins, for his recommendation saying, "I could not have done this without your help." Promising to keep her department up to date on what is going on with her travel and research, Gordon ended, "I am extremely excited. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Gordon will join over 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni who have undertaken grants since the program began in 1948.

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