Fulbright Winners — 2008
Pratt Engineering Undergraduate Fellow Kerry Costello was named as a Fulbright Scholars for 2008-2009. The program supports one year of research at an institution outside the United States. Costello, a graduating senior and a native of Havertown, Penn., will be spending a year in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She will be studying at Vrije Universiteit, a university with more than 2,000 faculty members and researchers and a student body of more than 18,000. While at Duke, she worked in the laboratory of Farshid Guilak studying the effects of osteoarthritis on movement. She plans to continue this line of research in Amsterdam by developing a model to test strategies for patients dealing with the painful joint disease. Costello plans to return to academia to study biomechanics at the conclusion of the Fulbright program.