UAS professors earn Fulbright awards

  • By Juneau Empire
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 6:44pm
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University of Alaska Southeast professors Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D., and Dr. Heidi Pearson have been awarded Fulbright Scholar awards.

Pyare was awarded to expand his research on seabird migration patterns and Pearson for her work finding inventive strategies for reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Both Pearson and Pyare’s research focuses on conservation.

The Fulbright Program — which is overseen by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs — serves to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange.

“Fulbright scholarships are transformative experiences, both for the faculty member who has the honor of representing the United States abroad, and for the colleagues and students the faculty member works with while in-country. It is an honor to be selected and the UAS School of Arts and Sciences is very proud of our two, 2018 Fulbright Scholars,” said Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences, Paula Martin, Ph.D.