MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury College has been noted as a top producer of Fulbright Students and Scholars for the 2017–18 academic year—one of just 16 U.S. bachelor’s institutions to appear on both lists. Read more of the Communications article.

“The Fulbright Program is a marvelous opportunity for our graduating seniors and young alumni,” said Lisa Gates, associate dean for fellowships and research. “It enables them to pursue their interests and build strong connections in many countries across the globe.


Join us in our 12th year of celebrating the academic and creative endeavors of Middlebury students!

The 2018 Spring Student Symposium will take place all day Friday, April 20 in McCardell Bicentennial Hall with presentations of student work across the disciplines.

We invite students from all four years and all departments and programs to participate. If you have done research in a class, independently or through an internship; if you would like to share the experience of producing a creative work; if you have a project to present in a poster or oral format, please apply to present your academic work!

The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2018.

For more information and to apply, see the Undergraduate Research website at go.middlebury.edu/sym.

Students: Your application must include a project description (200 words) that has been approved by your faculty or staff sponsor.

Faculty and Staff: Please encourage your students to apply. Both individual and class presentations are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you all at the Symposium!

Hang Du, Associate Professor of Chinese
Lisa Gates, Associate Dean for Fellowships and Research
for the Spring Symposium Planning Committee

“The Student Symposium was one of my favorite days of the year. Presenting my work was very rewarding, but the day was great because of the quality of everyone’s work and presentation. Students at Middlebury work hard, and the Symposium is an amazing way to celebrate achievements and also gain essential presentation skills.”
— Symposium Participant

From ASPIRE REU program: Undergraduates interested in an in-depth summer research experience should consider the American Student Placements in Rehabilitation Engineering (ASPIRE) program at HERL. ASPIRE is a ten-week research program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), that focuses on research in the rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology fields.  In addition to full participation in an on-going research project, students write a project paper, develop a poster, and compete in an elevator pitch competition.  The program concludes with Student Symposium where the winners of the best paper, poster, and elevator pitch are recognized.

ASPIRE participants receive a stipend, housing, and laboratory accommodations.

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship–Who Should Apply

Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?
Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?
Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you. Click on the category that best fits your interests and goals to find out more.

EnvironmentFor undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues

Tribal PolicyFor Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country

Native Health CareFor Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers

See go/udall for instructions on how to apply for Middlebury nomination. Applications for nomination are due Jan. 23, 2018 to fellowships@middlebury.edu!


Toni Cross ’18 was recently selected as one of thirty Rangel Scholars!

Rangel Scholar Toni Cross ’18

The Rangel Graduate Fellowship provides approximately $95,000 to pursue a master’s degree in international affairs. As part of the Rangel Program, Toni will work for a member of Congress on issues regarding foreign affairs in summer 2018. In the summer of 2019, she will intern with an overseas U.S. embassy. Upon completing her master’s, Toni will  begin her diplomatic career with the U.S. State Department. Toni began learning all the official United Nations’ languages in high school; she now speaks Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, French, Russian, and Spanish–and some Chinese! Congratulations, Toni!  Read more about Toni and the Rangel Program at  http://www.middlebury.edu/newsroom/archive/2017-news/node/559994 

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