McCallie Teacher Michael Lowry Receives Fulbright Award

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Michael Lowry
Michael Lowry

McCallie School science teacher Michael Lowry of The McCallie School has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in Singapore, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced.

Mr. Lowry, who has been a physics, chemistry and biology teacher at McCallie since 1993, is one of approximately 49 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program in 2015/16.

From February to May of next year, Mr. Lowrey will be studying the Singaporean science educational system and how the role of a science department chairperson has helped reform efforts that has revitalized science education in that country. In the past 50 years, Singapore has made massive investments in education, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program — first established in 1946 by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright — operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Over the years, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is administered by the Institute of International Education.McCallie School science teacher Michael Lowry of The McCallie School has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to conduct research in Singapore, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced.

Mr. Lowry, who has been a physics, chemistry and biology teacher at McCallie since 1993, is one of approximately 49 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program in 2015/16.

From February to May of next year, Mr. Lowrey will be studying the Singaporean science educational system and how the role of a science department chairperson has helped reform efforts that has revitalized science education in that country. In the past 50 years, Singapore has made massive investments in education, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) curriculum.

The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program — first established in 1946 by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright — operates in over 160 countries worldwide.

Over the years, the Fulbright Program has given approximately 360,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. 

The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program is administered by the Institute of International Education.


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