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Honors and Awards

2 College of Sciences Faculty Win Fulbright Scholar Awards

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Two College of Sciences faculty have won Fulbright Scholar awards to conduct research abroad. The Fulbright Scholar Program gives American scholars, artists and professionals opportunities to teach, research or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad. 

Karen Daniels

Karen Daniels, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics, will use her Fulbright Scholar award to perform experiments on granular materials at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. Her research focuses on physics of soft materials, including fracture, flow and deformation. Daniels earned her doctorate in physics from Cornell University in 2002 and joined the NC State faculty in 2005. 

Charlie Smith

Charlie Smith, an associate professor of statistics, will use his Fulbright Scholar award to conduct research on statistical and stochastic modeling of postural sway during quiet standing in health and disease at Osaka University’s School of Engineering Sciences in Toyonaka, Japan. His areas of expertise include neurobiology, stochastic processes and physiological models. Smith earned his doctorate in biophysics and theoretical biology from the University of Chicago in 1979.