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CSU faculty win Fulbright grants

May 8, 2013

At least four faculty members will conduct international study, research and teaching in countries across the globe for 2013-14 academic year.

Patricia BedingerThe Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry and the Office of International Programs have announced that Fulbright grants have been awarded to several  CSU faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year.

This year, at least four CSU faculty have been awarded a Fulbright grant including Patricia Bedinger, Professor, Biology; Dawn DeTienne, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, College of Business; Brad Reisfeld, Associate Professor, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering; and William Timpson, Professor, School of Education.

Projects across the globe

Dawn DeTienneBedinger will teach and conduct research in Ecuador, where she will examine natural populations in the Andes Mountains. While abroad, she will lead several genomics workshops. Bedinger will present her research in the fall of 2013 at a seminar planned in her honor.

DeTienne will travel to Ireland, where she will conduct research concerning entrepreneurship contributions to the economy and the effects of entrepreneurial exit. DeTienne, in collaboration with two Irish professors, will be examining the software sector as well as innovation and growth in small and medium enterprises.

Brad ReisfeldReisfeld will teach and conduct research at the Center of Excellence for Environmental Health and Toxicology at Naresuan University in Thailand. His research will focus on the development and use of biologically based models to investigate the nature of chemicals associated with the cause and treatment of diseases that pose significant risk to the people of Thailand.

William TimpsonTimpson will utilize the Fulbright Peace Studies Teaching Grant to educate for sustainable peace and development at the Kyung Hee University in South Korea. Specifically, he will share expertise in conceptualizing how peace studies can challenge students to draw on different disciplines and develop their abilities to address conflicts, negotiate across differences, and collaborate with others to think more critically and creatively about complex issues.

Increasing understanding

Established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress, the Fulbright Program aims to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” The program provides a wide range of opportunities for students and faculty members. Opportunities are available in over 155 countries and include international study, research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

Students and faculty are encouraged to apply for the 2014-15 Fulbright grant cycle. The online application opened May 1 and the CSU deadline for the 2014-15 competition is September 16, 2013. Interested students and faculty should visit the Office of International Programs website to further explore Fulbright opportunities and find contact information for Fulbright faculty advisors. 


Contact: Amanda Purnell
E-mail: Amanda.Purnell@colostate.edu
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