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Ryherd receives Fulbright scholarship

By Ashley Washburn

Steven Ryherd

Steven Ryherd, a 2006 graduate in architectural engineering, received a Fulbright scholarship for the 2006-07 school year.

Ryherd, a native of Ankeny, Iowa, will pursue graduate studies in acoustics at the Chalmers Institute of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. The Chalmers Institute is one of Europe’s premier centers for acoustics research. Ryherd said he was excited to continue his education and immerse himself in another culture. “I am continuing to understand the full impact of this prestigious award and hope that I can serve as a quality representative of the United States,” Ryherd said.

His adviser, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering Lily Wang, said Ryherd was “a very charismatic young man” who excelled in academics and in leadership roles. Ryherd was president and vice-president of student chapters of the Acoustical Society of America and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineering, respectively. “I am very proud that Steven will represent Nebraska and the United States as a Fulbright scholar next year,” Wang said.

Congress established the Fulbright program in 1946. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is the country’s largest international exchange program for graduate studies, advanced research and teaching.

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