Science Connections 

Science Connections 

October 2022

NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan announces more than 30 new partnerships between U.S. and Indian institutes for deeper ties through bilateral research. 

The Value of an American Education

The Value of an American…

By Michael Gallant October 2022

Renu Khator launched an inspiring career after studying in the United States. You can, too.

Communicating With Music

Communicating With Music

By Burton Bollag September 2022

As an Indian American, Sameer Patel chose a fairly uncommon career by becoming a musical conductor.

Accidental Journeys, Administrative Successes

Accidental Journeys, Administrative Successes

By Michael Gallant September 2022

Educator Madhav V. Rajan brings years of expertise, and a spirit of adventure, to his role as dean of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

A View From Space

A View From Space

By Krittika Sharma July 2022

Indian American astronaut Raja Chari spent 177 days on the International Space Station, where he conducted his first spacewalk and had a bird’s-eye view of Earth’s atmosphere.

Kalpana Chawla and the Space Shuttle

Kalpana Chawla and the Space…

Retrospective Edition, January 2022

Indian American Kalpana Chawla was part of the international crew aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle Columbia Flight STS-87 who completed a successful mission last December. While Earth-bound humans were embroiled in politics and other quirks of the third planet from the Sun, the six-member crew space-walked, manipulated remote control devices and orbited millions of miles performing experiments.

Transcending Borders Through Art

Transcending Borders Through Art

By Candice Yacono September 2021

Rina Banerjee draws on her personal history as an immigrant for her artistic work, which focuses on ethnicity, race, migration and diasporic histories.

Filming Gender Complexities

Filming Gender Complexities

By Paromita Pain July 2020

Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellow Harjant Gill aims to deconstruct the concept of masculinity in India through his films.

Celebrating Diverse Experiences

Celebrating Diverse Experiences

By Paromita Pain September 2019

The New Americans Museum in San Diego presents and preserves the stories of diverse immigrant experiences.

Telling Stories Through Dance

Telling Stories Through Dance

By Paromita Pain January 2019

Preeti Vasudevan helps build a cultural bridge between India and the United States using traditional and contemporary styles of performing arts.

Humane Human Resources

Humane Human Resources

By Ranjita Biswas November 2018

Fulbright-Nehru fellow and HR expert Arup Varma says organizations need to address contextual issues while appraising expatriates.

Algorithms in Nature

Algorithms in Nature

By Jason Chiang November 2018

Saket Navlakha studies the unique parallels between biology and computer science.

Questioning Power

Questioning Power

By Carrie Loewenthal Massey November 2018

Author and professor Jigna Desai works to transform people’s thinking about power dynamics in the South Asian diaspora.

Capturing Challenges

Capturing Challenges

By Jason Chiang November 2018

Inventor and MIT Media Lab professor Ramesh Raskar talks about how his high-tech inventions and initiatives can help solve real-world problems.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

By Paromita Pain November 2018

Journalist and educator Simran Sethi explores the cultural and emotional importance of food, and highlights the threats to its diversity across the world.

Taking Care/of Health

Taking Care/of Health

By Natasa Milas November 2018

Akash Shah’s start-up Care/of delivers personalized vitamin packs to consumers via monthly subscriptions.

Poems and Performances

Poems and Performances

By Trevor Laurence Jockims November 2018

Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, Nashville’s first Youth Poet Laureate, talks about her journey, the future of poetry and the power of narration.

Hooked on HOOKED

Hooked on HOOKED

By Candice Yacono November 2018

After revolutionizing our interactions with music through their mobile phone apps, the duo of Parag Chordia and Prerna Gupta now aims to make reading as addictive as texting, with HOOKED.

Monitoring the Monsoon

Monitoring the Monsoon

By Ranjita Biswas November 2018

Fulbright-Nehru scholar Amit Tandon works to improve monsoon forecasts for South Asia.

Emotions and the Environment

Emotions and the Environment

By Natasa Milas November 2018

What are the biases that shape people’s judgments and decisions about use of resources and systems, especially energy and water? Shahzeen Z. Attari of Indiana University explores this topic in her research.

Indian Classics for American Palates

Indian Classics for American Palates

By Steve Fox September 2017

The mother-daughter duo of Anita Jaisinghani and Ajna Jai is taking Indian food mainstream for American audiences through their Pondicheri restaurants.