Jessica Varner (MIT, Ph.D. Candidate), alumna of the UNL College of Architecture and the Yale School of Architecture, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to Germany in Architecture History from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. As a Fulbright Student in Germany, her architectural history research in Karlsruhe (Baden-W├╝rttemberg region) will explore how chemically constituted building materials developed from the 1850s to 1920s. Through the Fulbright program, Varner will conduct research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Department of Architekturtheorie and at various academic and corporate archives, including those of the German chemical company BASF.

Varner is one of over 1,900 U.S. citizens who will conduct research and provide expertise abroad for the 2018-2019 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement as well as record of service and leadership potential in their respective fields.

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