UA Engineering Faculty Receives Fulbright Award

  • August 19th, 2021
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Dr. Leigh Terry

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Leigh Terry, assistant professor with The University of Alabama’s College of Engineering, recently received a Fulbright Specialist Award to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships through a variety of educational and training activities within environmental science.

Terry will travel to Barranquilla, Colombia, in November to collaborate and work with the faculty at the Universidad del Norte on research and teaching projects related to water quality. The award will be used to address critical water quality issues facing the U.S. and Colombia and provide the opportunity to conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

“I’m honored to receive a Fulbright Specialist Award to Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia,” said Terry. “I look forward to the knowledge exchange and partnership that will take place to advance science and develop lasting connections for our institutions.”

Terry is one of more than 400 U.S. citizens who will share their expertise with host institutions abroad through the Fulbright Specialist Program. Recipients are selected based on their academic and professional achievement, demonstrated leadership in their field and their potential to foster long-term cooperation between institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

“The award provides support to accelerate research on global water quality issues and build relationships, knowledge and leadership in support of the long-term interests of the United States and Colombia,” said Terry.

Since its establishment in 1946, the Fulbright Program has given more than 400,000 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.


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Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications,, 205-348-8325

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