GREENDALE, WI — A Greendale Middle School teacher received a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Research Program award. The educator will travel overseas to conduct research.
The award, given by the U.S. Department of Education and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, will send Erin McCarthy to Greece to conduct educational research, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of State Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The trip will lead McCarthy on a journey of creating meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Greece, the U.S Department of State news release said. Fulbright award winners commonly share stories from the trip upon their return to the United States, the news release said.
“Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge research and expand their professional networks, often
continuing research collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions,” the news release said.
Often, they become active supporters of international exchange programs, the news release said. Fulbright scholars such as McCarthy often invite foreign scholars and educators to their institutions after their trips, the news release said.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. Governments “flagship international educational exchange program.” The program is supported by the United States and many partner countries around the world, the news release said.
2021 is the 75th anniversary of the program, which has helped more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas and solve problems of shared international concern, the news release said.