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Apr 10
Thirteen Ohio State Students Awarded DAAD RISE Scholarships

​Thirteen Ohio State Students have been awarded DAAD RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) scholarships. RISE awards fund a summer for North American, British, and Irish students to conduct research at top German university and research institution laboratories. Students apply to specific labs matching their research interests in a variety of science and engineering subfields. In order to become RISE fellows, students must successfully match with their lab of choice and receive funds from the DAAD organization. German language knowledge is not required of RISE fellows as the working language in the labs is English.

With thirteen RISE fellows, Ohio State ranks number two in the United States for successful applicants after the University of Rochester, which is sending seventeen scholars to Germany this summer. In total, 315 students have been placed into German labs for this summer. Ohio State students interested in applying for the DAAD RISE program or other nationally competitive awards should contact Corey Efron at

Ohio State Students receiving the award include:

  • Michael Lee: (Honors) Mechanical Engineering
  • Scott Monnin: (Honors) Physics, English
  • Caroline Watt: (Scholars) Chemistry
  • Nathanial Hofford: (Scholars) Evolution and Ecology
  • Noah Donald: (Honors) Math
  • Mariam Emara: Mechanical Engineering
  • Benjamin Higgins: (Honors) Materials Science and Engineering
  • Caroline Jipa: (Honors) Physics, Linguistics
  • Lauren Ballard: (Honors) Biochemstry
  • Madeline Otto: (Scholars) Materials Science and Engineering
  • Sarah Schulz: (Honors) Mechanical Engineering
  • Brooke Delventhal: (Honors) Mechanical Engineering