Two civil engineering faculty receive Fulbright awards

John Regan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Raymond Regan, professor emeritus of civil engineering, are among 11 Penn State faculty members who were named Fulbright award recipients for the 2009-10 academic year.

John Regan will use his traditional grant for lecturing and research at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, Chile.

Raymond Regan received a Senior Specialist Grant to the Higher Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra in Coimbra, Portugal. The Fulbright Specialists Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Shorter grant lengths give specialists greater flexibility to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or professional commitments.

According to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Penn State is tied for second nationwide among research universities receiving traditional Fulbright grants.

Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Currently, the program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide.

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Last Updated November 17, 2009