Edward W. Monroe Jr., a Pittsburgh native who holds a master's degree in science and math education from The Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, has been awarded a grant from the Fulbright Student Program for the 2004-2005 academic year. He is one of seven Johns Hopkins students and graduates this spring to receive a Fulbright grant, one of the most prestigious awards in academia.
Monroe, 33, will use his Fulbright grant to travel to Bulgaria to pursue environmental studies. It will be a return trip for Monroe, a science teacher at the Washington Math Science Technology Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria from 1995 to 1997. He plans to create a field guide for high school students on the geology and history of stone structures.
Created in 1946, the Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of people, knowledge and skills. The program awards approximately 1,000 grants annually and currently operates in more than 140 countries. Successful U.S. applicants utilize their grants to undertake self-designed programs in a broad range of disciplines including the social sciences, business, communication, performing arts, physical sciences, engineering and education.
Monroe is the son of Edward and Margaret Monroe of Pittsburgh, Pa. For more information on the Fulbright program, go to http://www.iie.org.
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