Park Scholars Selected for Fulbright Awards

Park Scholars Selected for Fulbright Awards

Two Park Seniors were offered the grants for 2005.

Adam Rush and Kerr Robinson, both class of 2005, were offered Fulbright grants for the 2005 year.

Adam, a Pittsburgh native, studied Civil Engineering and served two terms as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers at NC State. He has presented and published at the Structural Analysis of Historic Constructions Conference in Padua, Italy, and is pending publication with the American Concrete Institute Materials Journal on his research during an REU program at Rose-Hulman.

He applied for a Fulbright to obtain his Master’s in Earthquake Engineering at the European School for Advanced Studies in the Reduction of Seismic Risk (ROSE School) in Pavia, Italy. Afterwards, he hopes to return to the United States and pursue the Robert Silman Fellowship and work for the National Trust, traveling the country inspecting and reporting on old buildings. This summer, Adam will work with Robert Silman Associates in Washington, DC.

Kerr hails from Spanish Fort, AL. She majored in Graphic Design with a minor in Business Management. While at NC State, she served as Art Editor and Director of NC State’s online magazine, Americana. A member of Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma Delta, Golden Chain and the Order of Thirty and Three honorary societies, she studied abroad in Italy.

She was selected to study ”Design as Method of Educational Change” in Ireland, where she would lead classroom discussions, exercises and critiques in local courses. Kerr will instead take a job in New York with the design firm, 2×4.

The Fulbright Program is the nation’s flagship program in international educational exchange. Named for Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, it promotes ”mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries of the world.” The grants help fund many educational activities including university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Recipients are chosen on the basis of leadership potential.

Above, Adam Rush (2005) and Kerr Robinson (2005)

~posted 2005.05.03