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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.

 

Corina Gilden

PROGRAM: Human Development & Family Studies

2018 American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting

New York, New York, United States
April 13, 2018

The 2018 American Education Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting took place on Friday, April 13-17 in New York City, drawing nearly 15,000 participants to the heart of the Big Apple. The conference is one of the largest in the field, featuring graduate student seminars, mentoring sessions, roundtable and poster sessions, journal talks, networking events, and more, all spread throughout nine hotels in the Times Square area. Key sessions did not shy away from hot button issues, with lectures presented about racial injustice and segregation in public education, adaptive learning and disabilities, public policy, sexual harassment, and gun violence.

I presented my work titled, “Enhancing the Individualized Education Program Team: Mothers’ In-School Observations of Their Children With Disabilities” at a roundtable session about Observing Learners and Teachers in Classroom Settings, part of the classroom observation SIG. The presentations given during my roundtable session were diverse (one being about observation as part of virtual professional development and another about principal observation) and gave me a chance to meet with professors and graduate students from Texas, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, and even Australia! At such a huge conference participating in the roundtable session was such a wonderful opportunity to have a discussion about my research and network with other aspiring academics. I was honored when one of the attendees told me he came to the session specifically to hear by presentation! The thoughtful questions and discussion centered around my study were inspiring and let me know that I’m on the right path with my research.

Exploring the vendors and exhibitors at the conference also allowed me to meet new authors, take advantage of deals for conference attendees, and learn about new products. I am very grateful for having received the Professional Development Grant, which enabled me to add this impactful conference experience to my CV.

Kalyn McDonough

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs & Public Policy

Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
April 5, 2018

Through the support of the University’s Office of Graduate and Professional Education I was provided the opportunity to fly out to the University of Minnesota, and present at the Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference. At the conference, I presented a formative evaluation on the Ferris Falcon’s Lacrosse program, which is the first lacrosse team of its kind in a Level V juvenile facility in the United States. I presented the formative evaluation, which included a logic model, from a practitioner and coaching standpoint. To the audience of sport coaches and scholars, I hoped to highlight the successes and challenges of coaching a group of young men who are incarcerated and positioning the work within a larger framework of social justice. In presenting my paper, along with three other panelists, I was able to see how practitioners and researchers were executing and studying the use of sport for positive youth development in a variety of sports and settings. Although my work is often positioned at the intersectionality of criminology and sport, the common themes of race, gender, and socio-economic status discussed at the conference resonated with my work. It was a tremendous opportunity to attend the conference because it allowed me to expand my view of the work, think about the issues through a variety of lens, and learn practical as well as empirical methods to implement in my own work moving forward.

 

Recent Award Recipients

To date 671 graduate students have received funding from UD's Graduate and Professional Education to pursue professional development.

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Jie Zhang

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: 2018 Compound Semiconductor Week -- Boston, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: May 29, 2018

Kazy Shariar

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR WEEK 2018 -- Cambridge, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: May 29, 2018

Qi Cheng

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: 2018 CSW -- Boston, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: May 29, 2018

Jennifer Myers

PROGRAM: Art Conservation
VENUE: CMOP (Conference on Modern Oil Paints) -- Amsterdam, Netherlands
PRESENTATION: May 23, 2018

Nikolay Garabedian

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: 73rd STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition -- Minneapolis, MN, United States
PRESENTATION: May 20, 2018

Xin Guo

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: The 13th IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition -- Xi'an, China
PRESENTATION: May 15, 2018

Irem Yildirim

PROGRAM: Psychology
VENUE: 3rd International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society -- Amsterdam, Netherlands
PRESENTATION: May 10, 2018

Hyun Jin Hwangbo

PROGRAM: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
VENUE: 18th International Morphology Meeting -- Budapest, Hungary
PRESENTATION: May 10, 2018

Andrew Sprague

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: 18th ESSKA Congress -- Glasgow, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: May 9, 2018

Patrick Corrigan

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Congress -- Glasgow, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: May 9, 2018

Emily Shartrand

PROGRAM: Art History
VENUE: International Congress of Medieval Studies -- Kalamazoo, MI, United States
PRESENTATION: May 9, 2018

Laura Davidson

PROGRAM: School Psychology
VENUE: Delaware Association of School Psychologists (DASP) Spring Conference -- Landenberg, PA, United States
PRESENTATION: May 8, 2018

Kirsten Johnson

PROGRAM: School Psychology
VENUE: Delaware Association of School Psychologists Spring Conference -- Rehoboth Beach, DE, United States
PRESENTATION: May 8, 2018

Brittany Zaremba

PROGRAM: School Psychology
VENUE: Delaware Association of School Psychologist Conference -- Rehoboth Beach, DE, United States
PRESENTATION: May 8, 2018

Brittany Osborne

PROGRAM: Neuroscience
VENUE: Organization for the Study of Sex Differences -- Atlanta, GA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 30, 2018

Chunting Zhang

PROGRAM: Chemistry and Biochemistry
VENUE: 59th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference -- Orlando, FL, United States
PRESENTATION: April 29, 2018

Jodi Kraus

PROGRAM: Chemistry and Biochemistry
VENUE: Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance -- Orlando, FL, United States
PRESENTATION: April 29, 2018

Jessica Johnson

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: Osteoarthritis Research Symposium International -- Liverpool, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: April 26, 2018

Jacob Capin

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: 2018 World Congress on Osteoarthritis (Osteoarthritis Research Society International) -- Liverpool, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: April 26, 2018

Michael Babak

PROGRAM: Animal and Food Science
VENUE: Kenya Veterinary Association Scientific Conference -- Nyeri, Kenya
PRESENTATION: April 25, 2018

Katarina Smiljanec

PROGRAM: Applied Physiology
VENUE: Experimental Biology -- San Diego, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 21, 2018

Aditi Makhija

PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
VENUE: Experimental Biology 2018 -- San Diego, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 21, 2018

Siavash Mashayekh

PROGRAM: Chemistry and Biochemistry
VENUE: ASBMB Annual Meeting -- San Diego, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 21, 2018

Walter Drake

PROGRAM: Chemistry and Biochemistry
VENUE: 2018 ASBMB Annual Meeting -- San Diego, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 20, 2018

 

 

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