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Summer Scholars and Hazeltine Fellowship Winners Announced

From left to right: Liz Brennan, Felipe Brugués, Ann Daly, Kathrinne Duffy, and Prabhdeep KehalFrom left to right: Liz Brennan, Felipe Brugués, Ann Daly, Kathrinne Duffy, and Prabhdeep KehalThe Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship has announced the winners of their Summer Scholarship and Hazeltine Fellowship for Graduate Research. Congratulations to the recipients: Liz Brennan, Felipe Brugués, Ann Daly, Kathrinne Duffy, and Prabhdeep Kehal. The Summer Scholars Program provides students with a living stipend to help them focus on addressing graduate student research questions in the realms of entrepreneurship education, diversity, and inequality, in ways that are academically rigorous. The Hazeltine Fellowship (administered through BEO) is awarded annually to support Brown Ph.D. and master students' research costs around promising areas of entrepreneurship. Read more about the winners.

Student Research: Sea Sponges Stay Put with Anchors that Bend but Don’t Break

Sea sponges known as Venus’ flower baskets remain fixed to the sea floor with nothing more than an array of thin, hair-like anchors made essentially of glass. It’s an important job, and new research by doctoral Engineering student Michael Monn, and others, suggests that it’s the internal architecture of those anchors, known as basalia spicules, that helps them to do it.

Dissertation Writing Retreat Set for July

Advanced PhD students are invited to apply to participate in a Dissertation Writing Retreat, to be held July 31 through August 4, 2017. The writing-intensive retreat will provide 20 participants with space and encouragement to make progress on their dissertations. Stacy Kastner, Associate Director of the Writing Center, will lead this retreat, which pools the resources and support of the Graduate School, Sheridan Center and Libraries. The deadline to apply is July 24, 2017. Learn more.

Fulbright U.S Student Program Opportunities

The 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Student competition is open. To learn more about applying, please visit the Getting Started page. Brown's internal deadline for applications is September 12, 2017; learn more about the process here. This federal program enables students to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.

Brown Students, Recent Graduates Earn 37 Fulbright Scholarships

The prestigious award offers young scholars the opportunity to teach, study and pursue research internationally. Six graduate students, twenty seniors from Brown University's Class of 2017, and 11 recent alumni have landed coveted Fulbright student scholarships to conduct research or teach abroad. Last year, Brown produced the most Fulbright winners in the United States, and the University has consistently ranked in the top 10 of Fulbright's top-producing schools. Gradute students selected include: Omar Alcover (Guatemala), Fiorie Berhane (Italy), Benjamin Bradlow (Brazil), Sara Hefny (Italy), Peter Levins (Croatia), and Emily Monty (Spain).

Student Research: Ancient Mars Impacts Created Tornado-Like Winds That Scoured Surface

Plumes of vapor generated by ancient impacts on Mars created tornado-like winds possibly swirling at more than 500 miles per hour, which explain mysterious streaks seen near large impact craters on the Martian surface.

Using geological observation, laboratory impact experiments and computer modeling of impact processes, Brown University geologist Peter Schultz and doctoral candidate Stephanie Quintana, have offered a new explanation for how those streaks were formed. The researchers show that tornado-like wind vortices — generated by crater-forming impacts and swirling at 500 miles per hour or more — scoured the surface and blasted away dust and small rocks to expose the blockier surfaces beneath.