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Reznick awarded Fulbright Scholarship

May 29, 2012 at 11:15 am

Senior Jake Reznick (New York, N.Y./Fieldston School), an Environmental studies major and member of the Carleton College men’s golf team, has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship for work abroad next year. He will be using the grant to research water conservation and resource management in Chin’s Yunnan Province.  The Fulbright Program is a federally funded exchange program that sponsors approximately 7,500 scholars annually. Recipients travel to over 155 nations around the world, with the mission of “increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.”

While in China Reznick will work with the Asian International Resource Center to study efficient agricultural practices that have existed in the Yunnan Province for thousands of years. He will also explore the ways in which China might avoid conflict with its neighbors, and he hopes that his research will be applicable to the United States’ own struggles with water management.

Four Carleton seniors have been awarded Fulbright fellowships this year. Reznick is set to start his Fulbright program in the fall.