Kremer awarded Fulbright Scholar grant

Gül Kremer, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Kremer will investigate the effectiveness of systematic innovation methods in design contexts during the 2010-11 academic year while at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Kremer is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2010-11.

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.

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 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists and scientists the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education and athletics. Forty Fulbright alumni from 11 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 75 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes.

The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by Congress to the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

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Last Updated August 12, 2010