Joshua Damron, a chemistry major, has been awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright award in physical sciences for 2012-2013 to conduct research in Germany. Damron will conduct nuclear magnetic resonance experiments. His Fulbright research project will be housed at the Martin-Luther Universitat, Halle-Wittenberg under Professor Dr. Kay Saalwaechter, head of NMR in the Institute for Physics.
“I thank my current mentor, Dr. Jeff White, for introducing me to bench science by inviting me to work in his lab when I was a high school student. I want to influence other lives the way I have been influenced,” said Damron. As a product of his research efforts Damron has co-authored three peer reviewed publications.
Damron has previously traveled to Ireland, England, New Zealand and Turkey. As an invited guest to Turkey by the Gulen Movement, an interfaith and cultural dialogue graduate student group, Damron spent time with several Turkish families. During this time he became even more interested in exchanging ideas, language and perspectives with people outside of the United States.
Damron, a 2008 graduate from Stillwater High School, is the son of Drs. Steve and Rebecca Damron. He will graduate with a BS in chemistry and a minor in mathematics from OSU in May 2012. Upon returning from Germany, he plans to continue his education and aspires to teach and conduct research at a university as a physical chemist.