Sinha receives a Fulbright grant to research in Mauritius

Published: Sep 24, 2007 8:58:07 AM
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Subhash Sinha, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach and conduct research in Mauritius, an island located off of the coast of Africa, during the 2007-2008 academic year. He will spend ten months at the University of Mauritius as part of the grant, conducting research in rotor dynamics as well as the analysis and design of wind-sensitive structures. As part of his teaching responsibilities, Sinha will be teaching undergraduate and graduate students in modeling, kinematics, dynamic stability and mechanical vibration while working to upgrade the school's curriculum.

Sinha is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the program. The program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world. Administered by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the program is the overseen by an appointed board that is responsible for establishing worldwide policies for the program and selection of participants.