TU hosting three Brazil Science Without Borders students

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Three science students from the Brazil Science Without Borders program are studying at TU this semester in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences: Andre Morais, electrical engineering; Marcelo Lindenberg, geology; and Amadeu Neto, chemical engineering.

They are among the approximately 650 Brazilian undergraduate students currently studying at U.S. campuses with funding from the Brazilian government's program that provides students the means to study for two semesters at one of more than 100 U.S. colleges and universities and to participate in a summer internship.

Morais, a senior from the Federal University of Minas in Gerais, says that the biggest difference between his Brazilian university and TU is what he terms, the infrastructure. "It's clear that in TU every detail is carefully planned to provide a good learning experience to the students and professors. My home university has good infrastructure, but the campus of TU is absolutely amazing."

The Science Without Borders program, announced in August 2011, provides scholarships to undergraduates from Brazil in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to study at colleges and universities in the United States. After their U.S. studies are finished, students return to Brazil to complete their degrees.

This undergraduate scholarship program, administered by the Institute of International Education, is part of the Brazilian government's larger initiative to grant 100,000 scholarships for the best students from Brazil to study abroad at the world's best universities. The program is sponsored by the scholarship foundation of Brazil's Ministry of Education, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES).

For more information, please contact Dr. Cheryl Matherly, assistant provost for global education and director of TU's Center for Global Education, 918-631-3225, or email cheryl-matherly@utulsa.edu.