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The Fulbright Program Anniversary

Thursday, September 23, 2021
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Impact: 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities and Connections







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 AM

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