• Christopher Kymn ’18 and Trevelyan Wing ’14

    Photo credit: Christopher Kymn ’18, left, and Trevelyan Wing ’14 (Photos by Eli Burakian ’00)

    Alumnus and Student Win DAAD Fellowships

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Christopher Kymn ’18 and Trevelyan Wing ’14 have been offered fellowships to study in Germany next year through the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), the German Academic Exchange Service.

The DAAD supports programs and funding for American and Canadian students, faculty, researchers, and others in higher education to study in Germany, promoting international cooperation.

Wing will use the DAAD to conduct doctoral work at the University of Heidelberg. His research, on Germany’s transition to renewable energy, began at the University of Oxford, where he earned an MPhil in environmental change and management in 2017.

“Germany is a world leader when it comes to renewables—key for achieving a low carbon future—and its energy transition is setting an example for other countries,” Wing says. “My long-term ambition is to work at the intersection of science and policy to help governments and other bodies adopt sustainable practices towards the end goal of creating a genuinely green global economy.”

Originally from Falmouth, Mass., Wing majored in history with a concentration in international relations, modified with environmental studies, earth sciences, and African and African American studies. Dartmouth, he says, “awakened my interest in environmental issues.”

Read more on the Dartmouth News.