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

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Asia Dowtin

PROGRAM: Geography
VENUE: Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union -- Newark, DE, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Emmanuel Martey

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data -- Boston, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Ahmed Lasisi

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: IEEE Big Data Conference 2017 -- Boston, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Wenjuan Zheng

PROGRAM: Plant and Soil Sciences
VENUE: 2017 AGU Fall -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Chen-Yuan Kao

PROGRAM: Chemical Engineering
VENUE: 59th ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition -- Atlanta, GA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2017

John Wambui

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: 2nd International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Ubanization -- Yaounde, Cameroon
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2017

Bohan Zhang

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) -- , Singapore
PRESENTATION: December 4, 2017

Tyler Williamson

PROGRAM: Physics
VENUE: International Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics -- Cape Town, South Africa
PRESENTATION: December 3, 2017

Reetika Dutt

PROGRAM: Chemistry and Biochemistry
VENUE: American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Meeting -- Philadelphia, PA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 1, 2017

Robert Backer

PROGRAM: Psychology
VENUE: Real-Time Functional NeuroImaging -- Nara, Japan
PRESENTATION: November 29, 2017

John Strong

PROGRAM: Education
VENUE: Literacy Research Association 67th Annual Conference -- Tampa, FL, United States
PRESENTATION: November 29, 2017

Janel Atlas

PROGRAM: English
VENUE: Disability Matters -- Dunedin, New Zealand
PRESENTATION: November 26, 2017

Kuang Lu

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: 2017 Asia Information Retrieval Societies (AIRS) -- Seogwipo, Korea
PRESENTATION: November 22, 2017

Michael Donovan

PROGRAM: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
VENUE: Tu +3 Turkic Languages Workshop -- Los Angeles, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: November 18, 2017

Yue Wang

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: IEEE International Conference on Data Mining -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: November 18, 2017

Elizabeth Alpert

PROGRAM: Psychology
VENUE: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention -- San Diego, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: November 16, 2017

Katelyn Johnson

PROGRAM: Educational Leadership
VENUE: UCEA National Conference -- Denver, CO, United States
PRESENTATION: November 16, 2017

XINJIE LAN

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: 2017 5th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing -- Montreal, Canada
PRESENTATION: November 14, 2017

Bai Li

PROGRAM: Fashion and Apparel Studies
VENUE: International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) -- St. Petersburg, FL, United States
PRESENTATION: November 14, 2017

Christiana Erba

PROGRAM: Physics
VENUE: XXIX Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics: Applications of Radiative Transfer to Stellar and Planetary Atmospheres -- Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
PRESENTATION: November 13, 2017

Xin Guo

PROGRAM: Electrical and Computer Engineering
VENUE: 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction -- Newark, DE, United States
PRESENTATION: November 13, 2017

Nathan McDonald

PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
VENUE: The Biology of Vibrios -- Chicago, IL, United States
PRESENTATION: November 12, 2017

Abish Regmi

PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
VENUE: ASM Conference on Vibrio2017: The Biology of Vibrios -- Chicago, IL, United States
PRESENTATION: November 12, 2017

Megan Hoerrner

PROGRAM: Chemistry and Biochemistry
VENUE: SERMACS -- Charlotte, NC, United States
PRESENTATION: November 7, 2017

 

 

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