Professional Development Award

Around the World

The Professional Development Award for Graduate Students is supported by the Office of the Provost to help University of Delaware graduate students participate in significant professional conferences pertaining to their field of study. Conference travel is essential to the academic growth and development of graduate students. It affords opportunities for presentation of student work in a professional setting, as well as opportunities for networking and exposure to the latest academic research. We invite you to explore our world view and see where our students have been and where they are heading to next.

This map was added 12-15-2015 and is a growing snapshot of our recent award recipients.

In the Spotlight

Below is a sampling of the most recent award recipients.

 

Zhongyuan Xu

PROGRAM: Water Science & Policy

AGU-2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
December 11, 2017

I had a very nice trip to AGU 2017. This was my first time attending the AGU conference and had the opportunity to learn a lot. Firstly, preparing for the conference was not an easy job, putting together a poster to present my research took a lot of time, the figures had to be nice and clear and preparing an easy to understand introduction was challenging.

When I stepped into the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center I felt so excited about the conference. In the first four days, I read a lot of great posters and listened to many wonderful oral presentations. I found different thinkings on the same scientific question and different research objectives from the various presentations. In addition, I met a lot of people who are studying the same field as I am, communicating with them conveyed their different knowledge and techniques. On Friday, I present my poster. Many hydrologists from all over the world shared their thoughts on my research and provided many novel comments that really helped me and gave me a new attitude on my own research. I am very satisfied with this trip and plan to attend AGU again next year.

At last, I want to show my gratitude to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education for supporting my AGU trip, and my thanks to my advisor Dr. Holly Michael who provided help and suggestions in preparing for my AGU meeting attendance.

Yuanyuan Xu

PROGRAM: Oceanography

2017 AGU Fall Meeting

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
December 11, 2017

This is the second time I attended the AGU fall meeting, the largest earth and space science meeting in the world. It was a great chance to share my work with the world and receive lots of good feedback from our colleagues.

I gave an oral presentation entitled, “Carbon and Nutrient Cycling and Transport at the Land-Ocean Interface: Current Understanding and Future Research Directions”. I talked about the spatial distribution and temporal trend of ocean acidification in the east coast of United States. I was honored to present my work as a UD student to people from all over the world.

My advisor, Dr. Wei-Jun Cai, is the 2017 AGU fellow for his groundbreaking research on estuarine and coastal processes and their relationship to the global carbon cycle. I felt very proud to attend the honors ceremony as his student.

I found some new features in this year’s meeting compare to the one in 2013.

  • The “AGU Events” app. It is a very powerful tool to browse and search the program. It helps to reduce the usage of paper and makes the search process much easier and faster. I also like the feature that I am able to create a personal agenda with the online planner.
  • The ePosters. I was attracted by the ePosters immediately when I entered the Poster Hall. One scientist was presenting a 3-D map of a lava tube, which looks fantastic on the touch screen as it allows free rotation. The ePosters also allow a video in a poster, which is a great addition to the physical poster in some cases.
  • The AGU TV. The AGU TV episodes were shown on the screen around the convention center and in selected hotels throughout the five days of the meeting. Our college of earth, ocean, and environment provided a short film this year!

Overall, this AGU Fall Meeting is very informative. I feel that it is cool to stay in science and spread our work globally.

 

Recent Award Recipients

To date 566 graduate students have received funding from UD's Graduate and Professional Education to pursue professional development.

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Daniel Arbucias Daniel

PROGRAM: Political Science and International Relations
VENUE: Daniel Arbucias -- Phoenixville, PA, United States
PRESENTATION: July 25, 2018

Aaron Russell

PROGRAM: Water Science and Policy
VENUE: American Association of Geographers Annual Conference -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 10, 2018

Chelsea Leiper

PROGRAM: Geography
VENUE: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 10, 2018

Marcia Shirilla

PROGRAM: Education
VENUE: US Play Coalition -- Clemson, SC, United States
PRESENTATION: April 8, 2018

Emily Rowe

PROGRAM: Sociology
VENUE: Southern Sociological Society -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 4, 2018

Kelsey Obringer

PROGRAM: Political Science and International Relations
VENUE: Western Political Science Association; International Studies Association -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: March 29, 2018

Pengcheng Wu

PROGRAM: Chemistry and Biochemistry
VENUE: 255th ACS National Meeting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: March 18, 2018

Shuyu Xu

PROGRAM: Materials Science and Engineering
VENUE: 255th ACS National Meeting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: March 18, 2018

Ryan Locke

PROGRAM: Biomedical Engineering
VENUE: Orthopaedic Research Society -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: March 9, 2018

Mehdi Kadivar

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: IFCEE 2018 -- Newark, DE, United States
PRESENTATION: March 5, 2018

Shirin Pourmiri

PROGRAM: Physics
VENUE: APS March Meeting 2018 -- Los Angeles, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: March 5, 2018

Jennifer Zellers

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: February 22, 2018

Karli Wurzelbacher

PROGRAM: Art History
VENUE: College Art Association Annual Conference -- Los Angeles, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: February 21, 2018

Moiyad Aljehani

PROGRAM: Physical Therapy
VENUE: Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) - APTA -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: February 21, 2018

Nabeel Alghamdi

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: Combind Section Meeting -- New Orleans, TX, United States
PRESENTATION: February 21, 2018

Jordana Woodford

PROGRAM: School Psychology
VENUE: National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention -- Chicago, IL, United States
PRESENTATION: February 13, 2018

LUYE LI

PROGRAM: Criminology
VENUE: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences -- Newark, DE, United States
PRESENTATION: February 13, 2018

Zhangxian Ouyang

PROGRAM: Oceanography
VENUE: 2018 Ocean Science Meeting -- Portland, OR, United States
PRESENTATION: February 12, 2018

Katie Kalis

PROGRAM: Marine Studies
VENUE: AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting -- Portland, OR, United States
PRESENTATION: February 11, 2018

Kaliopi Bousses

PROGRAM: Marine Studies
VENUE: Ocean Sciences Meeting -- Portland, OR, United States
PRESENTATION: February 11, 2018

Kathleen Gamble

PROGRAM: Ocean Engineering
VENUE: Ocean Sciences Meeting -- Portland, OR, United States
PRESENTATION: February 11, 2018

Dong Wang

PROGRAM: Ocean Engineering
VENUE: 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting -- Portland, OR, United States
PRESENTATION: February 11, 2018

Peter Washam

PROGRAM: Marine Studies
VENUE: Ocean Science Meeting -- Portland, OR, United States
PRESENTATION: February 11, 2018

Alexis Cunningham

PROGRAM: Water Science and Policy
VENUE: Social Coast Forum -- Charleston, NC, United States
PRESENTATION: February 5, 2018

 

 

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