We’re delighted to introduce the following New Zealand graduates who are heading to the US in a couple of months to pursue further study and research in areas of innovation, science and technology.
The annual Science and Innovation graduate awards are offered in partnership with the Science and Innovation group at MBIE and are valued at up to US$40,000 (plus NZ$4,000 travel funding) for up to one year of study or research in the US. Students undertaking multi-year Masters or PhD degrees have the opportunity to apply for additional funding of up to US$30,000 towards their second year of study.
Dr Marise Stuart (Ngāpuhi ki Taiamai, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa) – will be supported over two years, to complete a Master of Medical Science in Global Health Delivery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Marise is from from Te Tai Tokerau, and grew up in Wairarapa. She gained a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery in 2014, from the University of Otago.
Nandini Nair from Wellington has also been granted a Fulbright award to support two years of a Master in Design for Interactions at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She will be focusing on services and social innovation. Nandini graduated with a BDes (Hons) in Visual Communication Design from Massey University in 2012.
Ema Hao’uli from Auckland will complete a Master of Public Administration specialising in Economic and Financial Policy at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Ema graduated with an LLB (Hons) and a BA in History and Political Studies from the University of Auckland in 2014.
Injy Johnstone from Dunedin will complete a Master of Laws specialising in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Injy graduated with a BSc in Physical Geography from the University of Otago in 2017 and an LLB (Hons First Class) from Victoria University of Wellington in 2018.
Oliver Armstrong-Scott from Wellington will complete a Master of Public Health specialising in Global Health at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Oliver graduated with an MBChB from the University of Otago in 2016.
Mitchell Chandler from Nelson will complete a PhD in Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California San Diego in San Diego, California. Mitchell graduated with a BSc in Oceanography from the University of Otago in 2017 and a BSC (Hons) in Geophysics from the University of Auckland in 2018.
Ribu Dhakal and Nicholas Goodson are both Engineering graduates from University of Canterbury and are both headed off to California in 2019.
Ribu will research liquefaction of reclaimed soils at the University of California Berkeley, in Berkeley California, towards his PhD at the University of Canterbury. He graduated with a BE (Hons First Class) in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury in 2017.
Nicholas is from Wellington, and will complete a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
He graduated with a BE (Hons First Class) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury in 2019.