Hanson and Jacobson awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Two members of the University of Minnesota's College of Design community -- Woody Hanson (Architecture undergraduate) and Rolf Jacobson (CSBR) -- have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships.

Hanson will spend the next academic year in Cyprus working on a research project studying the history of architecture and urban planning in Nicosia, Europe's last divided capital. He will be hosted and supported by the Cyprus Institute. In the summer of 2009, Hanson received a Metropolitan Design Center (MDC) scholarship for his self-directed research project, "Building a Bi-Communal Bridge: Nicosia, Cyprus." His summer research was also supported by an Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) scholarship.

Fulbright scholar Woody Hanson drawing in Cyprus
Fulbright scholar Woody Hanson drawing in Cyprus.

Jacobson will spend the next academic year at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Jacobson will study at the Research Center for Zero Emissions Buildings where he will continue his research on cold climate exterior wall systems including systems currently in use or under development in Scandinavia.