Sally Sutton, Colorado State University assistant professor, recently ended a five-month visit to Zambia through a $26,000 Senior Scholar’s Fulbright Fellowship. Sutton used the grant to study and research copper and cobalt deposits along the Zambian Copperbelt from August 1998 through January 1999.
AThe award gave me a chance to work in a particularly interesting corner of the world and to get to know and exchange ideas with African students and geologists, Sutton said. Sutton, a professor for the department of earth resources at Colorado State, is continuing her research on the Zambian deposits at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 by the United States government to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." About 4,200 new grants are awarded each year to American students, teachers and scholars to study, teach and research abroad. More than 120 Colorado State faculty have earned the awards.
Sutton has been an assistant professor at Colorado State since 1992. She also researched and taught for both the University of Texas at Austin and Eastern Illinois University. After receiving her bachelor’s in 1979, Sutton went on to obtain her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She is a member of several geological societies, including the Geological Society of America and the Geochemical Society.