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Dr. Aliakbarian Presents at the National Press Club


Dr. Aliakbarian Presents at the National Press Club

Midland, MI…September 28, 2018

Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian, Axia Institute researcher and Fellow of Michigan State University’s Academy for Global Engagement (AGE) recently traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of her 2018 AGE cohort and had an opportunity to present at the National Press Club.

Organized by the AGE, Dr. Aliakbarian presented at the Global Research Reception and shared her current research on smart pill bottles to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. Other AGE Fellows shared their research on topics including bridges, human-centered buildings and innovative energy solutions, among others.

The Global Research Reception was part of a three-day trip to the nation’s capital, during which AGE Fellows met with lawmakers and program officers at various federal agencies and major development firms, to showcase their research projects and outcomes.

A summary of Dr. Aliakbarian’s current research project is available here.

About the Academy for Global Engagement

Each year, the Academy for Global Engagement works with University leaders to select a group of Fellows. Over the course of their year-long experience, Fellows develop skills and experience in forging global research partnerships and communicating about their work with potential funders and collaborators. They travel internationally to meet with potential research partners and to Washington, DC to meet with federal, multilateral, and private sector funding organizations. At the end of their Fellowship year, these scholars will be poised to become the next cadre of global researchers at MSU.

In the past four years, the Academy for Global Engagement has provided 39 Fellows with global research experiences in partnership with 38 senior faculty mentors. Fellows have visited or collaborated in 34 countries, and leveraged $20.6 million in research grants to support engagement with global partners.