These recent UCF graduates are landing in big cities and rural areas around the world to open cultural doors through the U.S. government’s most prestigious academic exchange program.
Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, dean of the university’s Burnett Honors College, has previous experience working data analytics and leading enterprise resource planning.
The students, who qualified due to excellent performances in other cybersecurity challenges, will compete worldwide in various competitions while representing the nation.
One team secured first place and another ranked fourth in the competition against some of the nation’s top cybersecurity students.
The fellowship is granted to STEM majors and graduate students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree and can complete a research project relevant to the DoD’s interests.
The scholarship provides full tuition, annual stipends, a summer internship and guaranteed employment after graduation.
The students will study in world regions underrepresented in study abroad — immersing themselves in languages considered critical to U.S. national security.
This year, the Udall Foundation recognizes around 55 students for leadership, public service and a commitment to issues related to Native Americans or the environment.
Despite scholarships and honors, Alex Stovall wasn’t always so confident in her capabilities. Her story, in fact, might feel very familiar.
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