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Mechanical engineering graduate awarded Fulbright Scholarship

By Jeremy Henderson

Published: Jun 27, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Matt Weist Matt Weist

Matt Weist, '19 mechanical engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in Stuttgart, Germany for the 2018-19 academic year.

While at Auburn, Weist completed four co-op rotations in the aviation industry and worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory. In addition, he was a member of the Mechanical Engineering Honor Society and German Honor Society and served as vice president of the German Club. 

“The Fulbright offers our students a life-altering experience,” said Andy Gillespie, assistant provost and director of the Office of International Programs. “This international experience will forever change their views of the world and help them to realize how they can make an impact on the world.”    

As the son of a U.S. Army officer, Weist is no stranger to travel, having spent nine years overseas and a semester abroad in Reutlingen, Germany. The Huntsville native plans to pursue the joint master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and the University of Stuttgart. 

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program and is designed to increase mutual understanding and build lasting connections between the people of the United States and citizens of other countries.  Recipients of the highly selective, merit-based award are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential.

Media Contact: Jeremy Henderson,, 334-844-3591

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