Fulbright Forum 2017

Fulbright Forum 2017 took place at the University of Jyväskylä on March 16-17, 2017

The first seminar day focused on Education. The second seminar day was multidisciplinary and it included a wide array of topics from Health Sciences to Business and Engineering.

The seminar was organized jointly by Fulbright Finland and the University of Jyväskylä, and it was supported by the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki.

See photos of the event.

Time: Thursday and Friday, March 16–17, 2017
Place: Ruusupuisto, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
More information: maija.kettunen (a) fulbright.fi


CVs of Fulbright Forum speakers and other 2016-2017 U.S. Fulbright grantees to Finland are available here.

Program for Fulbright Forum 2017 (pdf)

Day I

Moderators: Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program alums Petteri Granat and Susanna Soininen

10:00-10:15 Opening the Seminar
Room: Helena, Ruusupuisto

Kaisa Miettinen, Vice Rector, University of Jyväskylä
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland

10:15 – 10:45 Studying Behavior

Miller, Peter
Comparative Convenience Voting

Tenopir, Carol
Reading for Research: Scholarly Publications in the Worklife of Researchers

10:45-11:20 Lessons from the Finnish Learning Environment

Molina, Mayra
A View From the 'Finnish' Line: Best Practices for Motivating Low Achieving Students

Chajed, Avanti
An Early Start: Comparing Finnish Pre-schools to Head Start Programs

11:20-11:30 Fulbright-info

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30 – 13:30 Panel Discussion: WHAT and HOW Should We Teach in a 21st Century Classroom?

Poole, Mark
Woodruff, Nathaniel

Howard, Stephen

13:30 – 14:00 Immigration Themes

Larson, Tiffany
Finnish Best Practices in Language Acquisition for Immigrant and Refugee Students

Duncan, Hannah
More Than Multicultural: Race and Whiteness in Helsinki Schools

14:00-14:30 Coffee Break

14:30-15:10 Panel Discussion: Globalizing STEM

Schmuttermair, Andrea
Nickerson, Sundra

15:10-15:55 Music and Music Education

Lucius, Rachel
An In-Depth Look at Music Education and Children's Choirs in Finland

Niemistö, Paul
Finnish Brass Bands Before Independence: Let's Hear That Music Come Alive Again

Stillabower, Anthony
Leena - Live

15:55-16:00 Closing Words

16:30 Fulbright Grantees Visit the Soihtu Museum (the University of Jyväskylä museum)

Day II

9:15-9:30 Opening of the Second Day and Special Announcement

Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland

Moderator: Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development (MCPD) Program alum Ville Taajamaa

9:30-10 Law and Order

Miller, Patrick
Democracy is in the Streets

Knoth, Lauren
Modern Day Minority Report? Fact and Fiction About Risk Assessments at Sentencing

10:00-10:15 Arts

Beeferman, Leah
Cold Mirror: Emptiness, density, reflection and light in the Finnish winter landscape

10:15-11:15 Panel Discussion: The Importance of Engaging the Public in Science and Engineering

Challenges and Responsibilities Facing Public Universities
Garrick, Sean

Bioenergy Systems - Optimization and Integration
Partridge, Anna

Charging of Materials Through Surface Contact - The Triboelectric Effect
Toth, Joseph

11:15-11:30 Business

Lee, Ruby
From Low Cost Innovation to Frugal and Social Innovation: Implications to Finland and Beyond

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30 -13:30 Panel Discussion: Exploring Finland and Finnishness

Exploring Climate Change Perceptions of Forest Owners
Zimmerer, Rebekah

Merleau-Ponty and the Constitution of the Body in Architectural Phenomenology
Beitz, Ryan

What it means to be indigenous in Finland
Magnani, Natalia

13:30-13:50 Coffee Break

13:50-14:50 Panel Discussion:  A Look at Research in Finland and the United States

Large-Scale Imaging for Structural Health Monitoring
Smyl, Danny

Early Environmental Exposures & Type 1 Diabetes
Tysman, Marie

Novel Mouse Models Allow Unique Analysis of Endogenous GDNF Function in Adult Mouse Brains
Garton, Daniel

14:50 – 15:00 Closing the Seminar