Fulbright scholars going places


Shraddha Kashyap, Craig McCormack, Ruth Lee Martin (Fulbright state secretary, ACT), Ursula Salmon and Kent Anderson (UWA).
Shraddha Kashyap, Craig McCormack, Ruth Lee Martin (Fulbright state secretary, ACT), Ursula Salmon and Kent Anderson (UWA).

TWO PhD students and a postdoctoral research fellow from UWA have received Fulbright scholarships for 2016.

They will travel to the United States and join a worldwide group that includes Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners.

Beldon resident Craig McCormack, who is undertaking a PhD in architecture, has been awarded a Fulbright WA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Mr McCormack will investigate space architecture, which is the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space.

He will carry out research at the University of Houston, in the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture.

Ursula Salmon, an adjunct research fellow at UWA’s School of Earth and Environment, has received a Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Nuclear Science and Technology.

Dr Salmon’s research, to be undertaken with colleagues at Stanford University, will examine environmental management decisions, particularly relating to water quality and water resource sustainability. If successful, this will result in improved groundwater model predictions and resource management tools.

Kinross resident Shraddha Kashyap, who is studying a PhD in psychology, was also awarded a Fulbright WA Postgraduate Scholarship. Ms Kashyap hopes to find ways of helping displaced people start new lives despite suffering previous trauma.

Mr McCormack and Ms Kashyap will start their scholarships later this year and Dr Salmon will begin in January 2017.