Students meet Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

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Students from Rice University and other schools met with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, at a reception for the recipients of Fulbright Scholarships who are studying in Japan. The reception was held at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo. From left: University of Texas at Austin student Ronald Ballouz, University of Hawaii student Sasha Yamada, Kennedy, and Rice students Brianna Garcia and Nickolas Walling. The students are in Japan as fellows of the Rice-based Nakatani RIES: Research and International Experiences for Students program administered by Rice engineering professor Junichiro Kono and staff members Sarah Phillips and Aki Shimada in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The program offers summer research-abroad experiences to undergraduates in the U.S. and Japan. (Photo by Keiko Packard)

About Mike Williams

Mike Williams is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.