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KINGSTON, R.I., June 8, 2016—Micah Kittel will board a plane in the next few weeks and fly 5,000 miles to his new home for the next year: Chile. Kittel is one of 17 URI students who won grants from the Beatrice S. Demers Foreign Language Fellows fund to travel overseas
Jack found URI through its ocean engineering program. When Jack Clark was in high school, great teachers sparked a love for both languages and science. When he found out about the International Engineering Program (IEP) at URI, he knew he would be able to meld both loves into an educational path.
Katie Brown is passionate about helping people. As a biomedical engineer, she intends to help improve the lives of many applying the skills she’s learned at URI Engineering. Her experience in the International Engineering Program (IEP) and travels to Chile showed her the global need for affordable and accessible health care options.
For Rhode Island native Ian Mace, the IEP program and its international perspective was a real draw in choosing URI Engineering from the start. Because his interests spanned both engineering and languages, URI’s International Engineering Program (IEP) a perfect fit.
Arielle De Souza will return to France in the fall to get her master’s degree.
Commencement 2016: Mystic, Conn. resident to leave URI with bachelor’ s degrees in chemical engineering, French
As part of the International Engineering Program, Kelsey Conahan ’16 studied in France and completed a six-month internship at MedinCell in Jacou, France, during which she worked on processes to improve efficiency and safety and safer dosing procedure in the area of drug delivery.
“The STEM field celebrates big thinkers who tackle some of today’s complex challenges,” says Arielle De Souza, a 22-year-old University of Rhode Island senior. Arielle, a double major in ocean engineering and French studies, recently has returned from 14 months’ studying and interning in France.
Cara Nunez won the top prize in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition Elevator Pitch Contest in December. The Spanish IEP student had only 90 seconds to convince a team of judges that the device she and a group of fellow students had invented could be successfully commercialized.
Reprinted from the URI Foundation’s development newsletter When Kevin Drumm ’15 went to Spain with the International Engineering Program (IEP) to study at TECNUN University of Navarra, he reported back to the program what his life was like abroad, a trip taken with help from a Demers Fellowship: “My most memorable experiences this year were: […]
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