Fulbright Fellowship Sends Grad Student to France for Space Research

Department of Physics graduate student Joshua Forer is headed to Bordeaux, France, to conduct research, courtesy of the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship.

The fellowship will span ten months and allow Forer to work with research scientists at the University of Bordeaux. Forer’s research focuses on carbon-hydrogen molecules and their role in planetary atmospheres and interstellar mediums.

“From a cultural exchange perspective, I feel that this is going to be a very useful experience. Research is approached differently in the U.S. than it is in France, and I look forward to a new perspective on collaboration with other scientists,” said Forer.

Approximately 8,000 grants are awarded annually by the Fulbright Program to foster a multicultural approach to research development.

“I am French, so getting the opportunity to do research in a place where I have roots is really cool,” said Forer. “None of this would’ve been possible without the help of my advisor in the physics department.”

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