BioE Student Wins Internationally Competitive DAAD Scholarship
BioE student Congtin Justin Nguyen, E’19, has earned the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Study Scholarship which will support his Master of Science program in Regenerative Biology and Medicine at Germany’s Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of that nations’ finest universities in the sciences and engineering. He will use the opportunity to as an entryway into the PhD in Germany or as a launching pad to completing the doctoral degree in the US. This internationally competitive award covers not only tuition for the two-year program, but also travel and insurance costs and a monthly living stipend.
Justin, a prodigiously talented and hard-working polyglot with a wide range of interdisciplinary interests, has taken full advantage of everything that Northeastern has to offer: from participating in a Dialogue to India his first summer, to leading an Alternative Spring Break to study fair trade coffee production in Costa Rica, to leading a Service/Research Project Award Team dedicated to promoting equity in STEM education (both the ASB and the Service/Research are partnerships with our office and the Civic Engagement Program), to conducting research in the Webster Nanomedicine Lab through a UGRCE Award, to conducting a Summer Scholars Independent Research Fellowship Project to examine indigenous people’s access to higher education in Australia, to taking part in an international research coop in Heidelberg – which ultimately led him to want to continue his studies in Germany.