NC State a Fulbright Leader — Again

The late afternoon sun cuts across the Belltower.

NC State again made the list of research institutions producing the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars. The prestigious grant program provides scholars, artists and professionals with funding to study, teach English and conduct research overseas. In the 2018-19 academic year, eight NC State scholars are participating in the program, traveling to host universities around the world – from Mexico to Sri Lanka.

NC State researchers participating in the core U.S. Scholars program include:

Prema Arasu
Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Project Title: Teaching and Developing a Global Health Curriculum at the University of Jaffna
University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Christopher Ingraham
Department of Communication
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Project Title: The Virtual Knausgaard
University of Bergen, Norway

Mark Johnson
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering
Project Title: Investigating New Entrepreneurial Pathways for Clean Energy-Related Physical Technology-Based Innovation in the U.S. and Central Europe
Vienna University of Economics

Matthew Jurjonas
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
College of Natural Resources
Project Title: Intergenerational Transfers of Communal Land: Exploring Climate Change, Privatization, Land Use Change, and Sequestration within Mexican Ejidos
National Autonomous University of Mexico

James Levis
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
College of Engineering
Project Title: Systematic Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis for Life-Cycle Optimization of Future Solid Waste Systems
Technical University of Denmark

Maria Oliver-Hoyo
Department of Chemistry
College of Sciences
Project Title: Catalyzing Chemistry Instructors’ Proficiency Using Progressive Pedagogies and Operationalized Via Effective Professional Development
Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Patrick Rand
Department of Architecture
College of Design
Project Title: Knowledge Building about Architecture and Design; Materials for Design and Finnish Building Information Documents
Aalto University, Finland

Margareta Thomson
Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
College of Education
Project Title: Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High Poverty Schools Through Authentic Research Experiences
Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

The list of top Fulbright producing institutions was compiled by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the Institute of International Education.