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Marina D'Souza, DAAD IPID4all Young GEOMATENUM-International Program grant recipient

March 23, 2018

Congratulations to Marina D'Souza, who has been selected for research funding through the DAAD IPID4all Young GEOMATENUM-International Program!

Marina (BS Environmental Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering '20, Honors) is a third year student pursuing a double-major in Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Marina started conducting research as a 2016 STAR Scholar under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Sales, working on scaling up a novel photobioreactor design for growing algae at high densities. During her second year, she continued as an undergraduate researcher in the Sales lab, working on the new bioreactors she designed and constructed. Marina was a member of the 2015-16 Engineering Learning Community, selected to participate in the 2016 Design Your Drexel workshop, and a 2016-17 Aspire Scholar. She is actively involved in several student organizations on campus and will be completing part of her second co-op in Australia. Funding from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) IPID4all Young GEOMATENUM-International Program will support her research internship in Freiberg, Germany at the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (Freiberg University of Mining and Technology) from June through September of 2018.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a publicly-funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany which aims to support study abroad in Germany. Highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from the US and Canada are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, research, and/or internships in Germany for one semester to one year.

To learn more about DAAD funding, visit our DAAD page or email!