Tilman Wolf Receives Fulbright Specialist Award for Engineering Education, Training Activities in Gambia
Tilman Wolf, professor of electrical and computer engineering, senior vice provost for Academic Affairs and associate chancellor for space and capital planning, will complete a project at the Ministry of Higher Education Research Science and Technology in Gambia during June under a Fulbright Specialist Program Award. The aim of the project is to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions and communities, both in the U.S. and overseas, through a number of engineering education and training activities.
Wolf is one of more than 400 U.S. citizens who will share expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program each year. Recipients are selected based on academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field, and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government designed to build lasting connections between U.S. citizens and those of other countries.
Fulbrighters address critical global issues in all disciplines while building relationships, knowledge and leadership in support of the long-term interested of the United States. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, including 60 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 88 who have received Pulitzer Prizes and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.
This story was originally published by the UMass News Office.