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Global Gateway Program Graduates Celebrated at UVM

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The University of Vermont has praised the work of two alumni of the Global Gateway Program. Prior to the annual Student Research Conference, Nada Dudkina and Waking Kong have been recognized for the academic contributions they have made during their undergraduate degrees.

Nata Dudkina

Nata, a Biochemistry major, came from Azerbaijan to study UVM’s Global Gateway Program. She has been researching the relatively new field of supramolecular chemistry, and says her study at UVM has been a ‘life-changing experience’.

As her field of science is a relatively new one, textbook knowledge is not enough. Conducting research with her Professor, the new angles and experiments Nata has worked on are helping to shape and remodel theory.

She has been chosen as this year’s student speaker at the UVM Honors College Scholars Ceremony in the summer. She will then start a PhD program at Yale in the fall.

Waking Kong

Waking, a History major originally from China, has been highlighted for his dedication to new research. He has been analysing relations between India and China in the 1950s and ‘60s, and the controversial subject of Tibet. Waking wants to encourage more interest in this period, a turbulent and complex time in global history. He hopes that his research will reach a wide audience.

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