We’re pleased to congratulate Nate Sibinga DS’07 who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the coming 2015-2016 academic year. Nate’s scholarship will take him abroad to Norway where he will be researching in a lab that studies sustainable feeds for farmed fish. As overfishing threatens worldwide fish populations and presents potential significant ecological impacts, the practice of fish farming in controlled marine environments is rapidly increasing to mitigate the impacts. While this may present potential solutions, since most species of farmed fish consume diets made from other marine fish, environmentally friendly forms of aquaculture require innovative approaches to fish diet that are capable of decoupling fish supply from wild populations. Nate’s research is in pursuit of those innovations.
Nate is currently studying at CUNY/Brooklyn College. The Fulbright Scholar program is sponsored by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs. As noted on their website, Fulbright Scholar “Grantees to Europe and Eurasia contribute to the rapidly changing global landscape of higher education, while at the same time, gain a deep understanding of societies and cultures in their host country.”