If anyone knows about the value of persistence and determination, it’s Odalis Castro. On top of completing her final year at CU Denver, she spent countless hours applying for a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Research Award, one of the most prestigious academic exchange programs that provides grants for students to study research in another country. Her hard work paid off: She will spend the 2021-22 academic year conducting skin cancer research in Kraków, Poland.
“As a Fulbright recipient, my goal is to serve as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. abroad while simultaneously establishing an international collaboration in the sciences,” said Castro, who earned a bachelor’s in Bioengineering from the College of Engineering, Designing and Computing. “I hope to showcase the presence of Hispanic culture in the U.S. while immersing myself in Polish culture and collaborating with scientists in Poland.”
At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.