Tom Cousineau Is Back!
Dr. Thomas Cousineau, a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in American Studies in 2014-2015 is again in Bucharest and conferencing on "The Master Manole Complex: F. Scott Fitzgerald and his Gatsby" at the American Studies Department of the University of Bucharest. The lecture will take place on December 7, from 1:00 p.m. in the Council Room (Pitar Moș, 1st floor).
Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission & EducationUSA at ISD in Buzău
Our joint International Study Day (ISD) tour made one last stop this year in Buzău, at one of the most prestigious schools in town, “B.P. Haşdeu” National College. We were happy to join forces, yet again, with our colleagues from the British Council and DAAD, as well as with CampusFrance, one of the original founders of the project.
Our presentations drew an audience of about 150 students, mainly 10th and 11th graders, keen to learn more about study opportunities in the U.S., as well as Europe, and the path to studying there. For our part, we provided them with information on the American education system, the application process and financial aid, encouraging them to get in touch with the Fulbright Educational Advising Center and take advantages of all our free resources and services.
The International Study Day project consists of a series of outreach presentations jointly organized by the British Council, DAAD, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission/FEAC-EducationUSA and CampusFrance in various cities throughout the country, targeting the underserved student population.
Wabash College Reaches Out to Students @ American Corner Iasi
The Fulbright-EducationUSA Advising Center and the Information Resource Center at the US Embassy were pleased to co-organize a digital videoconference held by James Quill, Assistant Director of Admissions at Wabash College. On November 21st, Mr. Quill talked to students at American Corner Iasi about the structure and value of a liberal arts degree and about study opportunities at Wabash College, in particular. The questions from the audience centered on the flexible options offered by a typical American institution of higher education and the benefits of studying abroad. Ending on a hopeful note, the EducationUSA adviser encouraged the students to apply to the Opportunity Funds program financed by the EducationUSA network and aiming to support financially disadvantaged students in the application process.
New Book by Fulbright Alumna Cătălina Ulrich
Professor Cătălina Ulrich, Fulbright Senior Alumna, has let us know about her new book titled Învățarea prin proiecte. Ghid pentru profesori (Learning through Projects. A Guide for Teachers), which came out this year at Polirom Publishing House, Iasi. As Professor Ulrich says, “the book promotes learning by means of projects as a strategy that prepares children and younger people for the real world. Through group work, the students explore and find solutions to actual problems, make decisions and take responsibilities, use technological resources and various media of communication. Assessing both the product and the process, capitalizing the experiences and interests offer a way to improve the motivation and the self-regulation of learning, socio-emotional skills and civic engagement. Beyond the cognitive and socio-interactional stimulation, projects sustain children’s and young people’s perspective, as well as their social wellbeing.”
Dr. Cătălina Ulrich is a professor within the University of Bucharest’s Department of Psychology and Education Sciences. The book reflects the experience acquired during her stay in the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar (2011-2012), during which she conducted academic research at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, as well as within several schools and high schools in New York, Atlanta and Alabama.
News from Fulbright Student Researcher Bianca Ciui
“As a visiting Fulbright PhD student at UCSD, I have the great chance and exciting challenge to work as a Junior Specialist in the Department of Nanoengineering and Nanomachines. Inspired from the 1966 movie ‘The Fantastic Voyage’, the lab of nanomachines is bringing aspects of classic science fiction tales closer to reality. My research focuses on designing tiny rocket-shaped synthetic tools called ‘nanomotors’ which can be controlled to navigate as ‘miniaturized ships’ through biological samples such as blood, urine and saliva. The purposes of these smart machines are to diagnose, treat diseases, perform intracellular surgery and even deliver drugs noninvasively to living tissues. As a recognition for the great efforts that have been done recently in the synthesis of molecular machines, the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was offered to three scientists for their enormous contribution into this innovative filed.”
Bianca Ciui, Fulbright Student Researcher 2016-2017, University of California San Diego
My fulbright experience
Students at the advising center
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- RomericanJourney - by Damaris Lois Bangean
- A Most Unexpected Year - by Melanie Shoffner
- Eric Fretz
- Polar Bear in the Balkans - by David Jimenez
- Romaniadventure - by Anna Sherod
- Romania plus Hannah equals a blog - by Hannah Wolf
- A Palette for Thought - by Elijah Ferbrache
- A Year in Romania - by Anne Murray
- Lauren Hermele
- Katelyn Arlene Browher