MSU Academy for Global Engagement names ten new fellows

Ten early-to-mid career tenure track faculty have been selected to develop and enhance their international research portfolios.

November 19, 2014

Ten early-to-mid career tenure track faculty have been selected to develop and enhance their international research portfolios. 

The 2015 Academy for Global Engagement Fellows have been selected for their diverse interests, ranging from skin mechanics to water conflicts. The goal of the academy is to build a growing cohort of faculty members who will participate in global activities and view their scholarship through a global lens.

Five faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and five from the College of Engineering are set to begin their fellowship year in January. 

“The Academy for Global Engagement Fellowship program is a remarkable opportunity for faculty to develop and expand their view of global research,” said co-director of the academy Gretchen Neisler. “There is an obvious return on investment for both the faculty and the MSU community.”

2015 Academy for Global Engagement Fellows

  • Roozbeh Dargazany, assistant professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering
  • Cloe Garnache, assistant professor in the department of agricultural, food and resource economics
  • Nicky Mason, assistant professor in the department of agricultural, food and resource economics
  • Robert Montgomery, assistant professor in the department of fisheries and wildlife
  • Gerald Urquhart, assistant professor in Lyman Briggs College and department of fisheries and wildlife
  • Sara Roccabianca, assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering
  • Nelson Sepulveda, assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering
  • Yanni Sun, assistant professor in the department of computer science and engineering
  • Tim Whitehead, assistant professor in the department of chemical engineering and materials science
  • Wei Zhang, assistant professor in the department of plant, soil and microbial sciences

Throughout the year, the 10 fellows will participate in monthly seminars that include building networks with funding agencies, refining their research agenda and navigating MSU’s grant system. The fellows also will have an opportunity to learn from seasoned research faculty at MSU through a mentoring system. 

“With more than 65 years of engagement in the international research and development arena, Michigan State is a leader in international development,” co-director of the academy Mary Anne Walker said. “These fellows are honing skills that will help them provide leadership to the university in the years to come.”

For more information visit:

https://www.egr.msu.edu/global/global/academy

http://cgc.msu.edu/projects/global_engagement

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