Fulbright Fellows

Global Difference Makers

Published Jun. 8, 2015

Three RIT students won Fulbright fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The Fulbright program is the largest exchange program in the country and provides funds for American students to live in another country to teach English, conduct research or earn a graduate degree.

Kaylin Beiter, majoring in biomedical sciences, will travel to Senegal to study how to improve HIV medications. History Estill-Varner, an ASL-English interpreting and global studies double major, will travel to the Dominican Republic to work on a project that will ensure quality support services for deaf Dominicans. Rose Rustowicz, an imaging science major, will travel to Iceland to work with a research team from the University of Iceland to conduct remote sensing research at the Hekla volcano.

Kaylin Beiter and Rose Rustowicz

A fourth student, Yasmeen Smalley, studying biomedical photographic communications, will serve as an alternate with hopes of researching the biodiversity in the coastal waters of the Philippines. To read their full stories, visit: http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=52020

RIT also had 40 international students from 25 countries attend the university this past year through the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. These Fulbrights even started their own club recently, the Fulbright Scholars Association. To learn more, visit: http://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=51207