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PULLMAN, Wash. — Prestigious awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program will fund graduate study in Europe for an alumna and a current graduate student from Washington State University.
Samantha Sanders (2011 Mechanical Engineering) currently works at the Puget Sound Naval Yard in Bremerton, Wash. She graduated cum laude and with honors in Pullman with a minor in materials science and engineering; she did study abroad in Limerick, Ireland.
With her Fulbright, she plans to spend a year completing a materials science master’s degree at the ENS Cachan near Paris, France.
Eric Dexter, who will complete his M.S. degree in environmental studies at WSU Vancouver in June, will spend his Fulbright year in Lausanne, Switzerland. He plans to investigate the role of environmental heterogeneity in shaping the genetic structure of populations. He hopes this will relate to conservation in the understanding of the spread of invasive species.