SUNY Students Headed to Brazil for Two Years of Global LearningA $160,000 grant through Banco Santander and SUNY will enable 30 students in science-related fields from the system to study at Oswego’s global laboratories in Brazil over the next two years.
Oswego’s interim provost, Lorrie Clemo, said the college made the case for the grant with the help of the eight partnership agreements SUNY Oswego already has in place in Brazil as well as its course and travel offerings there over the years. The college hopes all of its global laboratories will eventually be sponsored worldwide.
Fifteen $5,000 scholarships will be given as part of the grant, to undergraduate and graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The scholarships will make possible a nearly all-expenses-paid, four- to eight-week opportunity for these students, for coursework and research at one of SUNY Oswego’s Global Laboratory partner universities in Brazil. Fifteen more students will have the opportunity in 2012. The remaining $10,000 of the grant will go toward faculty travel and development.