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Worcester Polytechnic Institute Celebrates 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities, and Connections

09/23/2021, 9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Join Worcester Polytechnic Institute as they celebrate Fulbright's 75th Anniversary with past, present, and future Fulbright Students and Scholars. During the event, Fulbrighters will participate in a panel discussing the ingredients for global success and share recipes from around the world.

The Fulbright Program Anniversary ~ A Virtual Celebration 
Impact: 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities and Connections
Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT 




Event  Participants 
9:00 - 9:10 AM    Provost Welcome - Importance of Cross-Cultural Exchange Under the Aegis of Fulbright   Winston “Wole” Soboyejo, Ph.D., Provost and Professor of Mechanical Engineering 
9:10 - 9:15  Meet Mimi - WPI’s Inaugural Dean of the Global School and a distinguished and internationally recognized scholar and educational leader in mobilities research and global partnerships focused on helping the world meet urgent challenges  Mimi Sheller, Ph.D., Professor and Dean of Global School 
9:15 - 9:20 AM  Overview of WPI Fulbrighters – Faculty, Students, and Alumni  Terri Camesano, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean of Graduate Studies, International Education Administrators Program, Fulbright France 2018 
9:20 -10:10 AM  Panel Discussion: Fulbrighters: Ingredients for Global Success 
Moderator: Rory Flinn, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies  
Foreign Student Program: 
Diego Vargas Blanco, WPI alum – M.S. ’18 & Ph.D. ‘21 Biology & Biotechnology, LASPAU Peru Grantee 2018 

Enxhi Jaupi, Current M.S. student in Biomedical Engineering, Fulbright Albania Grantee 2020 

U.S. Student Program: 
Hajar Jafferji, WPI alumna – B.S. ’11, M.S. ’12 & Ph.D. ‘17 Civil Engineering, Fulbright Morocco 2015 

Heather Leclerc, Doctoral Student Chemical Engineering, Fulbright Denmark 2021 

Faculty Scholar Program: 
Sarah Olson, Professor and Head of Mathematical Sciences, Fulbright Hungary 2019 

10:10 - 10:15 AM  Break/ Slideshow   
10:15 - 10:55 AM  Global Cookbook  Sharing Recipes from Around the Globe 
10:55 - 11:00 AM  Closing Remarks  Winthrop “Win” Wassenar, WPI Alum - B.S. ‘59 & M.S. ‘60 Civil Engineering, Fellowship for Academic Administrators, Fulbright England 1989 & 1991 



9:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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