CEE students Jennifer Buison and Edward Byrne were awarded Fulbright grants for the 2011-12 academic year. The Fulbright is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards programs in the world. From the U-M International Institute website: “The grants are awarded to about 1,700 students each year on the basis of academic or professional achievement as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries. It offers grants in nearly all fields and disciplines and operates in more than 135 countries worldwide.” Jennifer Buison was a transfer student from U-M Dearborn. She graduated this past April after focusing in Construction and Structural Engineering. Jen worked under Professor Jason McCormick through the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering (SURE) program in summer 2009. A video of her work can be found here. Jen was admitted to the Masters program in Urban & Regional Planning. Her Fulbright work will be conducted in the Philippines Housing Initiatives of Non-Government Organizations in Metropolitan Manila.