The Embassy Science Fellow Program has been active in the Czech Republic for years. At least once a year, the U.S. Embassy Prague brings an American scientist to the Czech Republic for six weeks to meet the science and technology community, consult with academia, visit labs, speak to students and build up a network of professional contacts.
This year, we are fortunate to have Dr. Wyatt Vreeland, who has already spend four weeks in Prague, Brno, Olomouc and Ceske Budejovice. In each city he has liaised with communities most interested in the field of biotechnology and, additionally, he took advantage of opportunities to speak to students, tour Czech cities and visit the Sumava National Park.
“S&T Cooperation is a priority because we know that our active bilateral cooperation will have lasting effects that can improve our lives and economies, on both sides of the Atlantic. The economic future of developed countries lies in innovation and high tech, and access to information and the most advanced technologies is crucial,” said Ambassador Schapiro at the reception held on April 13 at the American Center.
Dr. Vreeland is a permanent member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientific research staff. He manages a research lab that develops novel microfluidic systems to create cutting-edge nanomaterials of interest in the biopharmaceutical community.