Sarah Mayer, a member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), housed in the College of Engineering, has

received a 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Colombia where she will work as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). Mayer is a UI Spanish and biochemistry major.

She will start a mentoring program in Colombia, based on her experiences in the WISE Peer Mentoring Program. It will be similar to the mentorship role she has played to first-year students in the WISE program. She hopes to organize career workshops and facilitate volunteer opportunities for Colombian students interested in medicine at a local hospital.

The Women in Science and Engineering Program expands and improves educational and professional opportunities for women in all fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by facilitating individual, institutional, and social change.

To learn more about Mayer and her plans in Colombia, go to http://international.uiowa.edu/news/ui-honors-student-awarded-fulbright-teach-colombia.