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Salk, Fulbright, and National Science Foundation Awards go to Queens College Students

-- Prestigious Fellowships Reward Students’ Academic Achievements and Promise --


QUEEN
S, NY, May 20,2020 — Three Queens College students and graduates—Samantha Chiu, Jacqueline Kim, and Netanel Sapir—have been awarded prestigious fellowships to pursue their interests at an advanced level. Every year, these coveted awards honor high-achieving students from a number of disciplines. 

We are proud of our students, who have distinguished themselves in highly selective competitions,” says Interim President William A. Tramontano. “They have achieved academic recognition and financial support that will propel them forward in their studies and careers. These are honors that will last a lifetime, and I offer my warmest congratulations on their having earned them through hard work and strong motivation.”​


Samantha Chiu, a former Macaulay honors student who holds a 2017 bachelor’s degree in psychology, has been accepted into the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Program, following a national competition among incoming and first-year graduate students in eleven scientific fields. Her winning application proposes to study psycholinguistics, concentrating on speech processing and speech production—in particular, therapies for recovery from aphasia, the loss of speech after a stroke. In the fall, she will begin a PhD program in cognition (psychological and brain sciences) at the University of Iowa. As an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, she will receive a stipend of $34,000 per year for three years, opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to pursue her own research; in addition, her university will receive $12,000 per year.

Jacqueline Kim
has been chosen by the U.S. State Department to be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea. As part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, she will be placed in a Korean school to assist English teachers while also serving as a cultural ambassador by living and working with members of the local community. Kim, a Macaulay honors student graduating in linguistics and communication disorders, plans to become a speech-language pathologist. Committed to bilingual education and passionate about working in underserved communities, she believes that her Fulbright award will help her learn to better serve culturally diverse New York City neighborhoods upon her return.

Netan
el Sapir, a 2019 graduate of Queens College, has been named a Jonas E. Salk Scholar by the City University of New York, which presents these awards in honor of the City College alumnus who developed the first polio vaccine. The Salk awards recognize students who produce original research under the mentorship of prominent scientists. At Queens College, Sapir majored in neuroscience and biology and minored in chemistry and psychology. He conducted research in organic chemistry under the direction of Professor Yu Chen. Inspired by several years’ experience as a volunteer firefighter and advanced EMT in his home community of Plainview, Long Island, and as an Emergency Department ambassador at North Shore University Hospital, Sapir aims to become a physician. The Salk Scholarship will provide him with an $8,000 scholarship toward attendance at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

About Queens College

Queens College produces more education graduates who become principals, teachers, and counselors for the city’s public schools than any other college in the metropolitan area. The college contributes to the local talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education. Students from across the country and around the world are attracted to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors, and performers who have received over 100 Grammy Awards and nominations.

Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its more than 20,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college has been cited for 28 consecutive years in the Princeton Review as a “Best Value” college, as well as being ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. 
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