Fulbright Awards Will Bring Biomimicry to Croatia, India

From the May 2013 Biomimicry Newsletter:

Two of our Biomimicry Fellows have been awarded Fulbright grants for the coming academic year. Dr. Anamarija Frankic, marine biologist, co-founder of the LivingLabs program on Nantucket, MA, and director of the Green Harbors Projects, received a Fulbright grant to help the University of Zadar in Croatia develop an academic program in coastal ecosystem management and restoration, and biomimicry. Tom McKeag, a landscape architect and founder and president of BioDreamMachine, will be conducting research and teaching at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.

Beginning in September, McKeag will work with Dr. Amaresh Chakrabarti, mechanical engineer and head of the Centre for Product Development and Manufacture and the Innovation Design Study and Sustainability Laboratory (IDEAS lab), and teach industrial design graduate students within the master of design program. In Croatia, Frankic will employ the model she and her team are using in their recently launched LivingLab program on Nantucket Island to help the University of Zadar develop and provide courses that entail interdisciplinary teaching and learning. She will do this by doing research projects at the local level that will specifically address community needs and provide sustainable solutions.


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