Chemistry Student Named DAAD Young Ambassador

September 1, 2012

Writer: Brenda Pincock

The German Academic Exchange Services (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – DAAD), an organization promoting and providing funding for higher education in Germany has announced this year’s participants in the Young Ambassadors Program.  Congratulations to Lindsey Pruden, a student of Chemistry at BYU-Idaho, who studied abroad in Germany, has been named a Young Ambassador for the 2012/2013 academic year.  The Young Ambassadors program honors students who have studied or interned in Germany in the previous academic year to serve as liaisons for DAAD in the U.S. and Canada.

Lindsey went to Germany to complete an internship this past summer 2012 at the Universität Paderborn in Paderborn, Germany. While there, she was a member of Prof. Dr. Michael Tiemann's Research Group studying inorganic functional porous nanomaterials. These materials have many promising applications in many scientific fields. The composite materials that she worked on developing has promising applications in the field of data storage and electronics. The main goal of her project was to synthesize a composite materials possessing multi-ferroic properties. 

All Young Ambassadors were invited to new Your City to participate in a four-day seminar addressing intercultural communications, presentation skills and marketing.  Some of the Young Ambassadors serve several years as they complete their undergraduate degrees.


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