Zach Carter, a senior double majoring in mathematics and modern language and culture, will travel to the United Kingdom to study fusion energy physics at York University with the scholarship, the Kennesaw university said in a news release.
A graduate of Sequoyah High, Carter was recognized by the Fulbright Scholarship Board, the Institute of International Education and the Fulbright Commission, partly because of his academic accomplishments and interest in fusion energy physics.
“I am very ecstatic about this award, and I can’t wait to begin my studies at York,” said Carter, who has maintained 3.85 grade point average at KSU. “I’m interested in working as a researcher one day to help develop nuclear fusion, and this award is a vital step in my journey.”
“Zach is a very accomplished student who has mastered a tough curriculum at Kennesaw,” said Mark Anderson, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University. “Universities use it as a point of pride when their students receive awards such as a Fulbright because of its highly competitive and prestigious nature. This award represents a tremendous accomplishment for Zach and reflects positively on Kennesaw State and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the Department of Foreign Languages.”
Ken Harmon, provost and vice president for academic affairs, praised Carter.
“We are extremely proud of Zach Carter’s accomplishment,” Harmon said. “His passion for learning and his drive to pursue a Fulbright is an inspiration to us all.”
Kennesaw State University physics professor Ted LaRosa has played a key role in Zach’s education and was among those who provided a recommendation to the Fulbright selection committee.
“Zach’s intellectual curiosity and this achievement is another example of how Kennesaw State attracts some of the region’s top students,” said LaRosa. “Zach will do well and is on a clear trajectory toward professional excellence.”
Carter is the son of Mike and Rhonda Carter of Woodstock and the grandson of Christine James.