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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Office of University Fellowships

Success Stories

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/fellowships/successstories.html

Student Success is Office Success

When our students succeed, the Office of University Fellowships succeeds. Here are some recent examples of student success:

Abrar Zawed, Biology '15
Summer 2014 - Abrar spent 12 weeks at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany studying the effects of chromosome abnormalities on human cells. Abrar was able to have this opportunity through a RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) Fellowship, a program sponsored by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Abrar was one of 300 recipients of the fellowship from an applicant pool of over 2,200. Abrar assisted with research that will be included in an upcoming journal article. Abrar is a junior majoring in Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Chemistry. He is already looking at research fellowships throughout the United States and Australia for next summer.

Makenzie Petzel, Social Work '16
Summer 2014 - Makenzie participated in a study abroad program through COSI-Maximo Nivel in San Jose, Costa Rica and was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant to assist her in this venture. During her time in Costa Rica, Makenzie took courses focused on Latin American culture and pursued research surrounding the high dropout rates of students in Costa Rica. Makenzie is a junior majoring in Social Work and minoring in Spanish. She is excited to apply her research on dropout rates in Costa Rica to her career as a social worker in the United States.

Adam Kronebusch, Biology '15
Summer 2014 - Adam Kronebusch was awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the Mayo Clinic, where he actively engaged in an ongoing research investigation for 10 weeks and participated in weekly seminar series. Adam is a senior majoring in biology and intends to pursue fellowship opportunities to assist him with graduate school.