Fulbright Forum

Fulbright Forum will take place at the University of Jyväskylä on March 16–17, 2017!

”Fulbright Forum 2017: Education, Innovation, Science and Art” at the University of Jyväskylä on March 16–17, 2017 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 Jyväskylä.

The seminar is 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!

#FulbrightForum

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

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

Program

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

Tentative program for Fulbright Forum 2017

Day I

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

Representative from the University of Jyväskylä (TBC)
Representative from the U.S. Embassy (TBC)
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
Title TBC
 

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

Terhi Mölsä, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Finland

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

Leah Beeferman
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

Garrick, Sean
Partridge, Anna
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

Beitz, Ryan
Magnani, Natalia
Zimmerer, Rebekah

13:30-13:50 Coffee Break

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

Garton, Daniel
Tysman, Marie
Smyl, Danny

14:50 – 15:00 Closing the Seminar

Find the previous years' programs here:

Fulbright Forum 2016
Fulbright Forum 2015
Fulbright Forum 2014