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Physics Senior Ivy Li.  Photo: Jon Sachs. Physics Senior Ivy Li
Photo: Jon Sachs

Senior Ivy Li awarded 2020 Fullbright Fellowship

Along with nine others from MIT, graduating seniors and recent alumni will spend upcoming year abroad on Fulbright grants.

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
May 22, 2020

Ten MIT students and recent alumni are recipients of awards from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. They will use their grants to conduct research, earn a graduate degree, or teach English abroad. This year’s Fulbright award winners are headed to Australia, Brazil, France, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Malaysia. Three other MIT students received Fulbright awards, but declined them to pursue other opportunities.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for American student scholars in over 160 countries.

Ivy Li is a senior majoring in physics and literature. In Hamburg, Germany, Li will research at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) to develop online tracking algorithms for long-lived particle searches in the ATLAS experiment. With interests in both the sciences and humanities, Li is also excited to attend readings and panel discussions hosted by the Literaturhaus Hamburg. As an undergraduate, Li has worked on data-intensive research in X-ray astrophysics and on machine learning projects for ATLAS. Outside of physics, Li served as an arts editor for the MIT campus newspaper, The Tech, and shot competitive rifle for the MIT varsity rifle team.

MIT students interested in applying for the next round of Fulbright awards should contact Julia Mongo in Distinguished Fellowships within MIT Career Advising and Professional Development. Students are also supported in the process by the Presidential Committee on Distinguished Fellowships.