Communicating science can be tough!
Fulbright New Zealand offers exchange awards for students, academics, artists and professionals from New Zealand and America to study, teach and research in both countries.
Join three young alumni as they speak of how their time abroad inspired them to empower public engagement with science.
Jono Paulin studied clinical exercise physiology in Boston in 2008 with a Fulbright scholarship.
After completing his Master’s degree, he spent a year working in Chicago and is currently studying at the University of Otago’s School of Medicine.
Focusing on youth education outreach and teaching students about science through music, Tom McFadden came to New Zealand on a Fulbright scholarship in 2011, and has stayed on to complete his Masters in Science Communication at the University of Otago.
In 2010, Karen Lavin travelled to Washington and Oregon with a Fulbright travel award to present her PhD research in chemistry.
Karen now works for the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment in Wellington.
To find out more about exchange opportunities for students, academics, artists and professionals on the Fulbright programme, visit Fulbright New Zealand’s website at www.fulbright.org.nz