OSU professor receives Fulbright grant to teach in Thailand


CORVALLIS - Tim Righetti, a professor of horticulture at Oregon State University, has been awarded a four-month Fulbright grant to lecture and consult on the mineral nutrition of plants at Khon Kaen University in Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Righetti will teach a graduate level course on "The Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants" for the faculty of science in the Department of Biology. He will also establish research plots that are similar to U.S. trials that his staff is maintaining while he is in Thailand.

Righetti received his Ph.D. in soil science from the University of California, Davis in 1980. His expertise is in mineral nutrition in horticulture crops, particularly soil testing, plant analysis and tree specific fertilizer systems and computer assisted application equipment.

Righetti is one of approximately 2,000 U.S. grantees who will travel abroad for the 2000-2001 academic year through the Fulbright Program.

The Fulbright Program supports senior scholars, young scientists, and students in a wide variety of programs. Established in 1946 under the legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program's purpose is to build mutual understanding between people of the United States and the rest of the world.

More information about the Fulbright Program and the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is available at http://e.usia.gov/education.