12 Students Selected as STEM Chateaubriand Fellows 2015, Largest Proportion Yet

Every year, American doctoral students are selected as Chateaubriand fellows and are given the opportunity to study in laboratories all across France. This year, not only were the fellows of exceptional quality and potential, but a significant portion of them came from research institutions in the geographic district covered by the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles (Southern California, Southern Nevada, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico).

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health is offered by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States and aims to promote collaboration and cooperation between French and American scientific research. It accomplishes this by helping Ph.D. students from the United States continue their doctoral research in French laboratories, while promoting joint projects between American and French research teams in any STEMH-related field.

In 2015, twelve students (out of 43 laureates [1]) originating from academic institutions in Southern California, southern Nevada, Colorado and Arizona were offered and accepted Chateaubriand Fellowships, more than the Consulate’s district has ever had before, demonstrating the strength of Franco-American scientific relations and cooperation in the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles’s jurisdiction.

The 2015 Chateaubriand Fellows from the district are:
Cheryle Beuning Colorado State University
Jeroen Geeraert University of Colorado, Boulder
Mahsa Ghafarianzadeh University of Colorado
James Andrew Leong Arizona State University
Yuan Lin University of California, Los Angeles
Janell Mahoney University of California, San Diego
Laura Mertens California Institute of Technology
Hasti Pedersen University of California, San Diego
Mark Phuong University of California, Los Angeles
Kevin Sanchez University of California, San Diego
Juan Velasquez University of Southern California
Rebecca Wilson University of Southern California

The local Office of Science and Technology hopes to continue to promote strong scientific bonds between France and the United States by having even more Chateaubriand Fellows in 2016 and would like to congratulate the 2015 fellows. The next call for application will be open from October 2015 to January 2016.

More information on the Fellowship as well as the Fellows from previous years can be found here.

[1Chateaubriand Fellowship STEM : 2015 Fellows Named - http://www.france-science.org/Chateaubriand-Fellowship-STEM-2015.html

Last modified on 11/08/2015

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