Author: Fulbright Taiwan

Fulbright Taiwan

Wei-Cheng Mau: Social/Cognitive/Cultural Factors of STEM Career Aspirations and Decision-Making Over the last decades, Taiwan has experienced great success in recruiting and preparing students to enter the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) work force. This video presents findings from a study that explores factors related to STEM career interests of Taiwanese students, as guided by Social-Cognitive Career Theory. Wei-Cheng Joseph Mau is a professor of Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology at Wichita State University, in Wichita, Kansas. His research focuses on educational and vocational aspirations of women and minority students. He currently serves as the Program Chair and Graduate Coordinator of the Counselor Education Program.

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Evan Nicoll-Johnson: Supplementing the Records and Anecdotes

Evan Nicoll-Johnson addressed the reception by later scholars of two works of historiographic annotation “Shishuo xinyu 世說新語” and “Sangou Zhi 三國志.” He proposes a form of citation analysis that relies on the organizational structure of each text. Evan Nicoll-Johnson is a PhD candidate in the Asian Languages and Cultures department at UCLA. Currently, he is conducting research on early medieval Chinese literature at National Taiwan University and working on a dissertation that analyzes intertextual relationships created through bibliography, annotation, and textual compilation.

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Candace Chou: Implementing Digital Equity Initiatives in Remote Areas in Taiwan

Dr. Candace Chou’s Fulbright project is about the promotion of educational equity in Taiwan. She focus on the promises, challenges, and long-term impacts of the former e-tutees who joined the MOE’s E-tutor program. Dr. Candace Chou is an associate professor of learning technologies at the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She teaches courses on instructional design, online/blended/mobile learning, use of technology for instruction, and research methods. Her research interests include online interaction, learning environment design, and digital equity.

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Marcia Lei Zeng: Applying Semantic Web Technologies to Digital Humanities

Dr. Zeng created a prototype platform which can encode structured data and transfer online bios for search engines access. The platform re-used resources of the Center for Digital Culture in Academia Sinica to allow renowned Taiwanese artists to be better known by the English speaking world.Marcia Lei Zeng is a Professor of Library and Information Science at Kent State University where she was named a University Outstanding Scholar and Researcher in 2014. She received several Federal research grants, authored 90+ research papers and five books, and gave 200+ conference presentations worldwide, including keynote speeches and invited lectures.

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Evelyn Siu: The 3-minute visit: Understanding Doctor-Patient Relationships in Taiwan

Evelyn Siu’s Fulbright project is working to understand the current state of doctor-patient relationships through observational studies of medical encounters and also interviews of doctors and patients. Evelyn Siu graduated from Princeton University with a major in Molecular Biology and certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. As a Fulbright Fellow at Taipei Medical University, she is studying doctor-patient relationships in Taiwan.

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Nathaniel Maynard: Hacking conservation with online surveys

Taiwan has tremendous marine biodiversity but there are more can be done at policy level. In this video Nathaniel Maynard (Nate) will describe new economic analysis methods that can lead to better conservation and sustained public support. With a background spanning the social and physical sciences, Nate focuses on applied research for holistic ecosystem conservation. He has worked with governments, non-profits, and the private sector on 3 continents with a focus on the pacific rim.

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Stacy Closson: An Experience in Diplomatic Educational Exchange Dr. Stacy Closson reflects on her teaching experience with international graduate and undergraduate students during the Middle East and Diplomacy class in National Chengchi University (NCCU) in. She also discusses her research and presentations on the energy and environmental security of Taiwan. Dr. Closson is an Assistant Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky. She is a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University in Taipei from January to June 2016.

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Andrew Terwilliger: Taipei Sounds: Fusion, Hybridity, and Authenticity in Musical Performance Andrew Terwilliger shares the musical data collected and analyzed over the course of the past academic year during which he researched the unconventional uses of “Chinese instruments” in Taiwan. Andrew began research in Taiwan on a Watson Fellowship, during which he conducted a year of independent research on music in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. At Oxford, he completed his master’s thesis on Taiwanese identity. He is currently a PhD candidate at Wesleyan University.

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Jyu Ling Chen: The role of family and maternal factors in childhood obesity

The WHO has designated childhood obesity as a global epidemic and a major public health issue. The prevalence of childhood obesity in preschool-age children has increased in Taiwan and Mainland China. This interview discusses both findings from the first part of Cross-Strait study which explores factors related to childhood obesity in preschool-age children and some of Dr. Chen’s observations about Taiwan. Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Chen’s research on childhood obesity prevention addresses a preventable global health problem. Because of her contributions to nursing science, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2013. Dr. Chen has collaborated with scientists and clinicians in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan working on childhood obesity research, practice, and policy projects.

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Jacob Sudol: Developing Interdisciplinary Creativity in Composition and Music Technology in Taiwan

What can new technologies teach us about music? How can music lead to new technologies? In his interview, Dr. Sudol discusses these questions based on his Fulbright experience in Taiwan inside and outside of the classroom. Dr. Jacob Sudol is a composer and computer musicians whose works have been performed throughout the USA as well as in Taiwan, Canada, Germany, England, Japan, Singapore, China, Thailand, and Cambodia. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Florida International University, where he is the Music Technology area coordinator and a member of the Composition faculty.

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