Fulbright Arctic Chair 2019-2020
Written by Maya Sankaran
Prof. Mark Moldwin has been selected by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as the Fulbright Arctic Chair for 2019-2020. A Fulbright Arctic Chair at the University of Bergen will enable a new research program studying the coupling of the Earth’s upper atmosphere with space. Working at the Birkeland Center for Space Sciences will enable the combination of ground and space-based data with modeling to probe the fine-scale structure of these currents. The Arctic Chair will also enable discussions of inclusive and active learning. One of the major issues facing science is the exclusion of women and other groups through discrimination and harassment. An objective will be to understand programs at UB that promote inclusion.