BioE Undergrad Wins Pyon Su Fellowship

Fischell Department of Bioengineering junior Brian Goodall has received the Pyon Su Fellowship to support his participation in an engineering student exchange program at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in South Korea.

The 5 million won (about $4600) award is named in honor of the nation's first Korean college student, Pyon Su, a UMD alumnus who graduated in 1891 from what was then the Maryland Agricultural College. The Pyon Su Fellowship supports students who wish to study abroad at Korean universities.

Goodall was inspired to study abroad in Asia after a trip to China. He decided to pursue opportunities in Korea because he has friends there, and he chose POSTECH for its strengths in science, engineering, math and robotics. He plans to take engineering electives and courses in biology.

To learn more about Pyon Su, visit the university archives web site »

Published February 8, 2013