March 03, 2016

Dr. Lee J. Florea Receives Fulbright Award

Dr. Lee Florea, Geological Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship that combines teaching and research for 9 months in 2016-2017 at Universitatea Babe?-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He will conduct research into the dynamics of carbon transport through the world-class caves in Parcul Natural Apuseni and offer a course in hydrogeology with an experiential-learning module on groundwater in karst environments.

Florea is one of over 1,200 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2016-2017 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership in their fields. The Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Congratulations Dr. Florea as the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship! 

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