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Traver Receives Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

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David Falk and Elynor Rudnick-Falk Professor of Computer Engineering Cherrice Traver has secured a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar award. Dr. Traver will collaborate with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DEIE) at the University of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka to implement a new degree program in “Computer and Electronics Engineering”.

Dr. Traver will use her academic background in engineering education and in the specific area of computer engineering to teach relevant courses, introduce interactive pedagogies, and develop new practical experience in the areas of embedded systems, computer architecture, and digital design. Her experience as an ABET Program Evaluator, leadership as the former Dean of Engineering, and contributions as the former Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Union College position her well to facilitate the curriculum design and accreditation process of the new degree program.

The Fulbright Scholar Program awards nearly 8,000 grants annually. Of the 8,000, 1,200 are awarded to U.S. based scholars. The Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by Senator J. William Fulbright with a vision to increase mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between people of the United States and other countries, over 155 around the world.