Fulbright Forum 2018

Fulbright Forum 2018 took place at the University of Helsinki on March 15 and at Aalto University on March 16, 2018!

”Fulbright Forum 2018: Education, Innovation, Science and Art” at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University on March 15–16, 2018 provides a unique opportunity to hear about the research and projects that the current American Fulbright scholars, teachers, and graduate students are doing in Finland.

The first seminar day focuses on Education. The second seminar day is multidisciplinary and it includes a wide array of topics from Health Sciences to Business and Engineering.

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

The seminars are open to the public and free of charge. Join us for the whole seminar or pop in for the presentation of your choice and meet with the Fulbrighters!

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Welcome also to drop by the Fulbright Finland stand during the breaks to speak about study, research, and funding opportunities in the U.S.

Day I, University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 3A, Athena, Room 302

Moderators for the day: Jussi Ikkala and Henri Pesonen, University of Helsinki

10:15 Opening Remarks

Arto Kallioniemi, Vice Dean, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki
Johanna Mäkelä, Dean, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation

10:30-10:45 21st Century Students Take Action with Project-Based Learning
Samuel Northern
Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

10:45-11:00 Discrete Encounters in Mathematics
Manuel Sanders
Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award

11:00-11:50 Panel Discussion: STEM Education for the 21st Century: Finnish Policy and Classroom Innovation

  • Maya Kaul
    U.S. Fulbright Student Fellow
     
  • Linda Szypula
    Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching
     
  • Aulikki Pekkala-Flagan
    Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

11:50-12:50 Lunch at participants' own cost

12:50-13:25 Panel Discussion: Use Your Hands! Engaging and Supporting Students with Vocational and Craft Education for Success in High School and Beyond
Ebony Meyers-White
Sarah Flynn

13:25-14:00 Panel Discussion: How Break Time and Motion Impact Student Achievement in Finland

  • Martha Infante
    Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching
     
  • Kerry Pigott
    Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching

14:00-14:05 Fulbright Finland Announcement about Opportunities for Students, Teachers and Faculty

14:05-14:30 Coffee break

14:30-14:45 Defining Global Responsibility in Post-Secondary Education
Tiffany Viggiano
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellow

14:45-15:00 The Chess Player
Richard McElvain
Fulbright-University of Turku Scholar Award

15:00-15:15 "Take Your Freedom": Clyde Warrior on His America and Our Own
Daniel Cobb
Fulbright Bicentennial Distinguished Chair in American Studies

15:15 Closing remarks
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation
 

Day II, Aalto University

Aalto University, Auditorium Lumituuli, Otakaari 24, Dipoli

Moderator for the day: Benjamin Alldritt, Aalto University

9:00-9:15 Opening remarks and Special Announcement

Eero Eloranta, Vice President, Education, Aalto University
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation

9:15-9:45 Economics

Discourse and Framing in the Finnish Basic Income Debate
James O'Donnell
U.S. Fulbright Student Fellow

Measuring Inequality in Finland
Peter Matthews
Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics

9:45-10:30 Epidemiology and Health

Is Finland on Track to be Tobacco Free by 2030?
David Timberlake
Fulbright-University of Tampere Scholar Award

Behavioral Epidemiology: Prevalence of Peer Victimization by Sexual Identity among U.S. Adolescents
Emily Olsen
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellow

Medical Device Design: How Do Clinical Needs Translate into Technical Requirements
Miiri Kotche
Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Tehcnology and Innovation

10:30 Fulbright Finland Announcement about Opportunities for Students, Teachers and Faculty

10:35-10:45 Short break

10:45-11:20 Panel Discussion: Biology in the Age of Information: Exploring Biological Informatics in Finland

  • Amanda Tursi
    Fulbright-University of Turku Graduate Award
     
  • Vaughn Shirey
    U.S. Fulbright Student Fellow

11:20-11:50 Arctic Themes

Arctic Health and Wellbeing
Audrey Waits
Fulbright-EDUFI Fellow

U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaking: Past, Present, and Future
William Woityra
Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Grantee

11:50-12:50 Lunch at participants' own cost

12:50-13:55 Engineering

Detection of Glycated Hemoglobins with Aptamer
Dong Shik Kim
Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair

13:05-13:55 Panel Discussion: Three Energy Technologies That Will Keep the Coal in the Ground

  • Yun Ji
    Fulbright-VTT Grant in Science, Tehcnology and Innovation
     
  • Joshua Pearce
    Fulbright-Aalto University Distinguished Chair
     
  • Thinh Truong
    Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award

13:55-14:15 Coffee break

14:15 Panel Discussion: Sustainable Thinking: A Long-term Mindset

  • Aditya Ramesh
    Fulbright-Lappeenranta University of Technology Graduate Award
     
  • Andrew House
    Fulbright-EDUFI Fellow
     
  • Gemma Holt
    U.S. Fulbright Student Fellow
     
  • Stephen Frolking
    Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Grant in Health and Environmental Sciences

15:20 Closing remarks
Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland Foundation
 

Find the previous years' programs here:

Fulbright Forum 2017
Fulbright Forum 2016
Fulbright Forum 2015
Fulbright Forum 2014