Dr. S Kaisar Alam, a research-staff member of Riverside Research’s Lizzi Center for Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and perform research at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) during the 2011-2012 academic year. With this award, Dr. Alam becomes the first Riverside Research employee selected as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Alam said:
I am really honored to receive this prestigious award. This will give our group an opportunity to establish collaboration outside of our typical collaborator pool. I’m also glad for the opportunity to give back to the country where I was born and received my high-school education.
Selected by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Dr. Alam is one of only about 1,100 U.S. professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program this year. The Fulbright Program, founded in 1946 by then-U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright, is the flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. Government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. With operations in over 155 countries, the Fulbright Program is the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world.
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