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The Academy recently completed an analysis of US institutions that have served as hosts for Fulbright scholars during the last three academic years (2001- 04). Some results were to be expected, while others were quite surprising. The analysis focused on academic and professional scholars who work in science and technical fields or whose research is related to science and technology. For example, a lawyer conducting research on intellectual property rights or land tenure would have been included, but one working on constitutional law would not be counted. Data on the institutions that served as mentors to student scholars was not available.
During the last three years, over 1,900 science and technology experts came as professional Fulbright Scholars. About 17% (or 1-in-6) of these foreign scholars did their Fulbright research in California. The leading institutions for hosting these scholars are:
State universities were by far the most important hosts for Fulbrighters. Dozens of scholars and researchers were hosted by public institutions in California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
Private institutions also play an important role. In addition to Harvard, Columbia and Stanford, other leading hosts were Georgetown, NYU, Yale, MIT, Cornell, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, and Duke.
We were pleased to see a number of non-academic institutions serving as hosts for international researchers. These included:
We are extremely grateful to these and the other 350+ US institutions who hosted Fulbrighters during the last several years. Without their support, the international exchanges and the intellectual advances that result from them would not be possible.
Enhancing Member Communications
The Academy is pleased to report that we have taken several steps to enhance communications with our members. The first step was taken in February with an initial upgrade to our website, with improved graphics and additional information. In March, we added the capability for membership dues payments to be done on-line through Paypal, one of the leading internet payment systems (owned by e-Bay). Starting this spring, the Academy will also increase its print mailings to members as well as to non-members.
We are currently planning our 2nd Annual Meeting. Because the Federal government is such an important sponsor of scientific research and because so many other scientific and technical bodies are based in the Washington area, we are planning to have our annual meeting in Washington this fall. Our 2003 annual meeting was in conjunction with the annual conference of the Fulbright Association. This year, the Fulbright Association's annual conference will be in Athens, concurrent with the Association of Fulbright Scholars in Greece conference Oct. 7-10, 2004. As a result, our 2004 meeting will be separate from the Fulbright Association.
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Through the website, users have the ability to explore online lesson plans, student activities, and teacher learning tools. They can find detailed information about thousands of resource materials for K-12 math and science courses. This site contains numerous articles on key topics of interest to educators as well as parents.
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The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore seeks to foster world-class scientific research and develop talent for a vibrant, knowledge-based Singapore. Its work is carried out in part through two research councils, the Biomedical Research Council (BMRC) and the Science & Engineering Research Council (SERC), and through its commercialization arm, Exploit Technologies, Ltd.
On March 22nd, the Biomedical Research Council hosted a seminar in Boston, Massachusetts, drawing more than 70 biotechnology executives and researchers from the local scientific community. The seminar showcased Singapore's capabilities in drug discovery and development, clinical trials and biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
During the seminar Mr. Philip Yeo, the Chairman of A*STAR, reported on Singapore's Biomedical Sciences initiative, noting that Singapore was on track to hit its target of US$7 billion in manufacturing output by 2005. Mr. Yeo quite familiar with the Boston community and its abilities as he earned a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University while on a Fulbright scholarship in the 1970s.
By targeting leading US biomedical companies and venture capitalists, the seminar served as a platform to explore partnerships possibilities with Singapore-based biotechnology companies. Selected Singapore-based companies also presented on their projects and capabilities.
As part of our mission to build stronger ties among Fulbrighters and the research community, the Academy is seeking active involvement in these types of events. If you are organizing a conference or meeting, please contact the Academy, as we may be able to make your program more successful by lending our name, expertise and assistance.
Dr. Arthur Holst is Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Philadelphia Water Department. He is Vice-Chairman of the Old City Special Services District and serves on the Board of the Friends of Independence National Historical Park. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Widener University in the Master of Public Administration Program and has taught at Temple University and Community College of Philadelphia. He previously served as Executive Director of the Betsy Ross House. Dr. Holst earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at Temple University where he also earned a Master in Public Administration and Bachelor in Business Administration. He has contributed to a number of reference works on various subjects related to political science, history and the environment. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine in the 2001-2002 academic year, lecturing on the Evolution of American City Government.
Dr. John Bruckman is Managing Director of the Change Management Group in Aptos, CA. He has consulted with senior executives in over 300 organizations in the United States, Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. The Change Management Group introduces and guides organizations through complex and difficult changes. John specializes in organizational assessments and restructuring; executive coach counseling; training and development; and merger- acquisition integrations. He has been extensively involved with mergers and acquisitions in the semi-conductor, aerospace, medical services, electronics, pharmaceuticals and sports equipment industries. He has also served as Director of Human Resources for the J. Paul Getty Trust; Chairman of the Management and Human Resources Department at California State Polytechnic University, and Senior Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little. Dr. Bruckman received an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Southern California; and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the Wright Institute. His Fulbright experience was in Uruguay. For more information.
Dr. June Miller is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Jordan in 2000, where she taught nursing at Hashemite University in Zarqa, and conducted a qualitative research study on women's health. The results, "Context of Care for Jordanian Women," were published in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing in August 2002. Dr. Miller served as a Nurse Corps Officer in both the Navy and Army. After stations in Japan, the Netherlands, and Belgium, she retired from military service as a Colonel in 1993. Dr. Miller is currently serving as president of the Transcultural Nursing Society. For more information.
The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology uses the expertise of our network of Fulbrighters and leaders in science to address critical problems in education, scientific innovation and economic development. Our database has over 10,000 international Fulbrighters and scientists.
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