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Sharon Du selected as a 2022 James C. Gaither Junior Fellow

Each year hundreds of colleges and universities put forward nominees to the national fellowship program, which offers graduating seniors or recent graduates the opportunity to work as a research assistant for Carnegie’s senior scholars in Washington, D.C. Du has been selected for Carnegie’s Asia Program, focusing on China-U.S. relations.

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Stanford undergrads awarded Firestone and Golden Medals and Kennedy Thesis Prizes

Students from 27 undergraduate departmental and interdisciplinary honors programs were recently selected for the 2022 Firestone and Golden medals and the Kennedy Honors Thesis prizes.

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Meet Helena Zhang, ’22

Helena Zhang will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a minor in art history. After a year serving the community as a Haas Center Community Impact Fellow, she plans to pursue a career as a doctor.

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Meet Adam Nayak, ’22

Adam Nayak, winner of the 2022 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding leadership and service, will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and a minor in comparative studies in race and ethnicity. He plans to complete a degree in management science and engineering next year, then pursue a PhD with a sustainability and social impact focus.

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Commencement Weekend 2022 in photos

Commencement Weekend was a double celebration for the graduating classes of 2020 and 2022, with an estimated 23,000 family, friends, and grads gathering on the Farm to mark the occasion. Photographer Don Feria captured the highlights.

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Meet Gaurab Banerjee

Gaurab Banerjee, a leader in Stanford’s social dance community and a member of the Axe Committee, will graduate in June with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science. He plans to work in the artificial intelligence industry and later in community development.

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Stanford Alumni Association awards recognize students for outstanding achievement, excellence, and community impact

The Stanford Alumni Association awarded graduating senior Adam Nayak the 2022 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award. Other graduating seniors and graduate students were also honored by SAA for their achievements.

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Meet Alex Bradfield, ’22

Alex Bradfield, who grew up in Louisville, Colorado, will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and a minor in education. After working at Stanford Sierra Camp this summer, he plans to pursue a career in STEM, and later become a high school teacher.

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Students and alumni awarded Fulbright Grants

The Stanford-affiliated Fulbright recipients will travel to 14 countries, including the Dominican Republic, India, Laos, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, and Zimbabwe, where they will research and study during the 2022-23 academic year.

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Meet Mary Cooper, ’22

Mary Cooper, who grew up in a military family, will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and computer science. After a summer working at SpaceX and a semester of study at Oxford, she’ll return to Stanford to earn a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

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