Thoughts from a Bench in Holland with Kelli Lupas
In order to prepare for her Fulbright award application, senior biological sciences major, Kelli Lupas spent two weeks this summer on a research trip in the Netherlands.
Lupas spent her time in the Netherlands helping a doctor conduct research about children with ADHD.
“We get brain scans on the kids while they’re doing a task,” Lupas said. “Those tasks measure behavioral performance, but it also is looking at what does their brain do when they’re doing the task.”
Lupas’ two-week research trip served as the basis for her Fulbright Grant statement of purpose, which describes the work she will do if she is awarded a Fulbright grant.
“Finishing that … was a huge success for me,” Lupas said. “Especially that early in the summer.”
If Lupas is named a Fulbright scholar, she will spend a year continuing the research she did in the Netherlands this summer.
The education she has received thus far in the Honors Tutorial College helped prepare Lupas for her research.
“HTC … taught me how to be the kind of critical thinker who could come up with my own Fulbright project and propose it to someone overseas,” Lupas said. “All of my tutorial professors prepared me for working very intimately with this doctor, who I didn’t really know that well, in forming this project.”