Grants will support their research, graduate study, and teaching abroad in 2021-22.
May 24, 2021

Twelve MIT student affiliates have won fellowships for the Fulbright 2021-22 grant year. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for American student scholars in over 160 countries.

One recipient is Abby Stein, who will graduate in June with a double major in physics and electrical engineering. At MIT, she researched communication theory in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, and optical network hardware at Lincoln Laboratory. Stein discovered an interest in international research and education through her MISTI experience in Chile, where she studied optics for astronomy, and through teaching engineering workshops in Israel with MIT's Global Teaching Labs. For her Fulbright, Stein will conduct research on quantum optical satellite networks at the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain. After completing Fulbright, Stein will head to Stanford University to pursue a PhD in applied physics.