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Three Students Receive Fellowships for Summer Global Experiences

June 11, 2012

Three Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students are expanding their engineering, science and mathematics horizons this summer through exciting global experiences in the United Kingdom, China and Spain -- thanks to fellowships from the Office of Global Programs.

       Angelica Cox
  Spending Summer in Spain: Angelica Cox, a sophomore math and economics major from Indianapolis, is looking for a "life-changing experience" this summer at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Angelica Cox, a sophomore math and economics major, is studying at the University of Santiago de Compostela, one of Spain's leading colleges. "I want to emerge myself in a place of education much more different from my norms . . . and to see a different culture. I also want to have a life-changing experience," she said.

Mary Jones, a senior biomedical engineering major, is studying at the University of Cambridge, the seventh oldest educational institution in the world. She is focusing on expanding her interest in examining the origins of modern scientific thinking, while also sharpening her skills of interacting with and understanding people of various backgrounds. Seeing a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of "The Tempest" is among several cultural activities Jones has planned throughout the summer.

Jordan Chipka, a senior mechanical engineering major, is serving as a guest assistant instructor of English at the BFB English Training School in China's Jiangsu province. He is helping students improve their English skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. He will also share American culture with his students. Chipka's aspirations are to obtain a doctoral degree and work as a researcher for a global aerospace company.

The fellowships provide $1,000 to support each student's summer global experiences. Students were chosen by a committee which reviewed applications and supporting letters from faculty advisors.

For more information about Rose-Hulman's Global Experience Fellowship program, contact the Office of Global Programs at