Menu CATEGORIES

Connect with us

CATEGORIES Menu
All Articles

Gates Scholarship Winner Is a Columbian

Caroline Robertson, CC ’09, has been named a Gates Scholar this year.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers full rides to non-UK students for graduate work at the University of Cambridge.

The scholarship is awarded based on “intellectual ability, leadership capacity and desire to use their knowledge to contribute to society.”  Past winners include four other Columbia undergraduates.

Caroline says, “I’ll be doing a PhD on the neuroscience of autism in Simon Baron-Cohen’s lab.”  If the name sounds familiar, his first cousin is Sacha Baron-Cohen.

If you’re looking for the official word online, the announcement hasn’t been posted just yet just yet.  Caroline is a resident of Potluck House and a neuroscience/religion double major.  She is also an accomplished oboist and a well-known Tibet activist.

Congratulations, Caroline!

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.

 

8 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous And I couldn’t even win a Fulbright. Amazing! Great job, Caroline.

  • proletariat says:

    @proletariat Yeeeeaah girl! Caroline R is so hot. Omg.

  • woot says:

    @woot woot

  • nice job says:

    @nice job congrats!

    im applying for this next year and prob have no chance

  • yay caroline says:

    @yay caroline You deserve this! Congrats!

  • potlucker says:

    @potlucker CAROLINE IM SO PROUD OF YOU!!

  • Question says:

    @Question Did she apply to any other fellowships?

  • yay! says:

    @yay! Simon Baron-Cohen’s lab has done some pretty awesome stuff in the past. This PhD will get you far!

  • Have Your Say

    What should Bwog's new tagline be?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Recent Comments

    They did Barnard yesterday. But to be fair, this is a Columbia College publication as is Spectator. Most clubs (read more)
    Columbia Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year
    July 9, 2020
    :) you're a shining star!!!!! (read more)
    Senior Wisdom: Rania Siddique
    July 8, 2020
    The other deans also sent emails, but guess y'all will just ignore those because y'all think CC is the only (read more)
    Columbia Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year
    July 8, 2020
    did you ever get it? :( (read more)
    Fake It Till You Make It
    July 8, 2020

    Comment Policy

    The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
    • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
    • Hate speech
    • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
    • Personal information about an individual
    • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
    • Spam or self-promotion
    • Copyright infringement
    • Libel