Todd E. McDonald
Seven scholars from Utah State University were awarded Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year, more than any other university in the state and the second largest producer of Fulbright scholars in the Western states.

LOGAN — Seven scholars from Utah State University were awarded Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year, more than any other university in the state and the second largest producer of Fulbright scholars in the Western states.

According to the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, that places USU in the top 10 of research institutions producing Fulbright scholars.

“Research has always been top priority at USU, and our faculty continue to press the envelope on innovating and discovering within their fields,” USU President Noelle Cockett said in a statement. “The Fulbright grants have empowered us to do research with lasting impact on communities and nations worldwide.”

Fulbright scholars are awarded grants to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other international scholars and institutions through the Fulbright and other international programs.

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The seven scholars and their areas of are study are Alan Blackstock, literature in Ecuador, University of Cuenca; Daniel Holland; entrepreneurship in Japan, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies; Nancy Hyde, international education in South Korea, the Korean-American Educational Commission; Randal Martin, electrical engineering in the West Bank, An-Najah National University; Michael McFarland, water pollution and environmental sciences in the Dominican Republic, Ibero-American University; Ann Roemer, teaching English in Tanzania, University of Dodoma; and Gilberto Urroz, hydraulic engineering in Mexico, University of Sonora.