UC graduates win Fulbright Awards

28 June 2016

University of Canterbury graduates will receive their Fulbright certificates at an awards ceremony at Parliament tonight.

UC graduates win Fulbright Awards

Fulbright Award winner BE (Hons) graduate Ethan Thomson will research ground motion simulation at Stanford University, as part of his PhD in Earthquake Engineering at the University of Canterbury.

University of Canterbury graduates will receive their Fulbright certificates at an awards ceremony at Parliament tonight.

Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Awards winners

These awards are for promising New Zealand graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at US institutions in fields targeted to support growth and innovation in New Zealand. Ten awards were granted this year, in partnership with the Science and Innovation group of the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment.

  • Ethan Thomson from Christchurch will research ground motion simulation at Stanford University, as part of his PhD in Earthquake Engineering at the University of Canterbury. Ethan graduated with a BE (Hons) from the University of Canterbury in 2014. He previously attended Christchurch Boys' High School.
  • James Major from Christchurch will complete a Master of Engineering in Geological Sciences at Cornell University in New York. James graduated with a BSc from the University of Canterbury in 2015.

Fulbright US Graduate Awards

These awards are for promising US graduate students to undertake postgraduate study or research at New Zealand institutions in any field. Eight awards were granted this year.

  • Eliza Oldach from Chapel Hill, North Carolina is researching coastal ecosystems with the Marine Ecology Research Group at University of Canterbury. Eliza graduated with a BA from College of the Atlantic in 2015.
  • Matt Jones from Pullman, Washington is using empirical data collection and statistical modelling to understand the establishment of dung beetle introductions to New Zealand. He is based at the University of Canterbury. Matt graduated with a BS from Gardner-Webb University in 2009 and an MS from the University of Maine in 2013. He is currently a PhD candidate at Washington State University.
  • Robby Goldman from Los Angeles, California is researching how the distribution and composition of primary volcanic features observed in the heavily eroded Akaroa volcano of the Banks Peninsula constrain numerical models of that volcano’s formation, at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch. Robby graduated with a BA from Pomona College in 2015.

For further information please contact:
Margaret Agnew, Senior External Relations Advisor, University of Canterbury
Ph: (03) 364 2775 | Mobile: 027 5030 168 | margaret.agnew@canterbury.ac.nz
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