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Review for Fulbright Academy, Cape Elizabeth, ME, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have found the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology (FAST) to be an outstanding and valuable nonprofit organization. I find it particularly valuable in building national and international professional networks. I am a 3-time Fulbright Awardee having had awards in two different countries and parts of the world. Participation in the last four FAST meetings has allowed me to start, with Professor Baronies from Ecuador, the International Undergraduate Research Symposium (IURS) which is an activity of FAST. In addition participation in FAST has allowed me to expand the number of countries participating in IURS. The IURS brings undergraduates and their advisors together from around the world to share their research findings (both students and advisors make presentations) and interest. In addition to the presentations the symposium has two workshops, such as on preparing manuscripts for publication. Also students visit local science based industries so that they may see science in action. Thus, through the IURS FAST is developing the next generation of international researchers and potential Fulbrigh Scholars.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

• I've seen the results of this organization in... Bringing people together to form networks. • What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is... meeting and interacting with people from different parts of the world. • If this or

Ways to make it better...

• My experience would have been better if... there were specific sessions for the hard sciences • If I had to make changes to this organization, I would… increase the number of returning participants

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have attended the last 4 Fast conferences, made presentations at them and I, with the help of FAST, have started the International Undergraduate Research Symposium.