EPHRAIM, UT- Mansoura University professor of Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry, Dr. Nagwa Nawar arrives from Egypt as Snow College’s 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is America's flagship international educational exchange program. Since 1946, the program has sponsored approximately 300,000 American and foreign scholars. Recipients are selected based on academic and/or professional achievement along with leadership potential in their fields.
Nawar was awarded the distinguished Abdel-Hamid Shoman Prize for her chemical research and the Mansoura University Prize of Distinctions in Chemistry. She has been an influential leader of the Fulbright Science Circle, and was recently inducted into the Women in Science Hall of Fame in 2011. While at Snow, her project will entail strengthening Egyptian- U.S. ties through chemistry. She states “It is chemistry and bonds that build between people as men or women.”
Dr. Nawar earned her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and Masters of Science in Inorganic Chemistry from Mansoura University, Egypt and earned her Ph.D. in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
The main features of the program are reforming the chemistry curriculum through curriculum development of Snow College and Mansoura University. The project will promote academic links between the institutions, and interacting activities and collaboration in all fields of chemistry. Dr. Nawar will be teaching Chemistry at Snow College, offering a variety of lectures. Nawar will also be working with Utah’s Department of Natural Resources on various projects.