Chemistry student wins German research scholarship

TU chemistry and biochemistry senior Austin Evans has been accepted to the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program hosted by the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD).

Austin EvansThis is Evans’ second time to receive a DAAD research scholarship. He studied covalent organic frameworks in summer 2015 as a DAAD RISE Scholar at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich, Germany.

The German national agency supports international academic cooperation and is the largest funding organization in the world. The DAAD is a representative of Germany’s higher education system abroad and provides programs and funding to students, faculty and researchers.

DAAD scholarships are highly competitive, and recipients are selected by independent selection committees on the basis of outstanding academic records, project proposals or statement of purpose.

Evans is a 2015 Goldwater Scholar and has received international recognition for his research as a TU undergraduate. He will return to Germany next summer for a research internship as a DAAD Scholar.