Van Koughnett, daughter of Diane and Callahan Van Koughnett of Louden, TN, is a 2007 graduate of USC’s South Carolina Honors College with a degree in marine science. She was a McNair Scholar, USC’s premier out -of-state academic scholarship, and was named a US Environmental Protection Agency GRO Undergraduate Fellow. She will use her Fulbright award to research how national science content standards are taught in teacher preparation programs in Denmark. She will disseminate her Fulbright research to both American and Danish colleagues and will return to the US to teach high school biology. Van Koughnett is a master’s student in science and math education for teachers at the College of Charleston.