Ten undergraduates at Oregon State University have been selected to receive scholarships totaling $26,000 for international research and education abroad in 2008-09.
The scholarship program includes six awards administered by the International Degree and Education Abroad (IDEA) office. A committee of OSU faculty and staff members selects students for the scholarships each year.
Six students from Oregon State University have received 2008-09 U.S. Student Fulbright awards, a record number for OSU.
Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” The U.S. Student Fulbright Program offers merit-based fellowships to recent bachelor’s graduates, current master’s and doctoral students, young professionals and artists for study and research abroad, according to Marit Legler, the OSU Fulbright Program Advisor. Approximately 1,200 students—chosen for their leadership potential—are selected each year nationwide.
A computer science professor at Oregon State University will be participating in the Olympics in Beijing this summer – sort of. Although Carlos Jensen won’t be throwing the javelin, competing in beach volleyball or fencing, he will be doing research to make it easier for the more than 4,500 television and radio commentators who broadcast live from the Olympics to more accurately and instantly access data about the athletes and events while on the air. ...The Olympic Games, with their international flavor, are a perfect fit for the multi-lingual Jensen, who was born in Spain, the son of a Norwegian father and a Spanish mother, but grew up in Norway, where he watched the Olympics on television.