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.

 

Lauren Mosesso

PROGRAM: Plant & Soil Sciences

The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 2017 International Annual Meeting

Tampa, Florida, United States
October 21, 2017

I attended the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America 2017 International Annual Meeting in Tampa where I presented a poster of my research to professionals, professors and other graduate students within my field. I obtained feedback and ideas that I can implement into my research. I also attended many talks that helped me stay up to date with new research in my field. One of the highlights of the meeting was a “Women in Science” networking event which was co-hosted by UD’s Dr. Seyfferth. This event had a great turn out and I networked as well as discussed the importance of women in scientific fields.

In addition to the annual meeting, I was invited to attend the Tri-Societies’ Graduate Student Leadership Conference that was hosted for two days before the annual meeting. During these two days, I met 53 other graduate students from all over the nation, learned about conflict management, scientific ethics, and manners in the workplace. Attending the annual meeting and the Graduate Student Leadership Conference allowed for numerous networking opportunities and helped me keep up to date on the newest research in my field.

Erin Drouin

PROGRAM: Communication

International Association for Business Communication Conference

Dublin, Ireland
October 18, 2017

As a course instructor of a required course, it’s often difficult to find material to get students excited and engaged – especially when you teach a course related to public speaking. Myself and a colleague applied to the Association for Business Communication Conference in Dublin, Ireland, because we were looking for opportunities to improve our pedagogy and find new creative concepts to implement into our courses.  Luckily, we were able to find multiple new techniques for teaching business communication, and we were also to present to other professionals about how we’ve implemented multimodal concepts into our course design. Other schools were very interested in the way our course is structured and thought that our presentation about implementing social media in a business communication classroom was a great way to implement practical skills in the classroom. The various conference presentations we attended offered us many creative techniques for classroom activities and professional development. It was particularly useful, as an instructor of engineering students, to attend multiple presentations that offered ways to gear business communication toward STEM students. I’ve already implemented some of the assignments that I heard about at the conference in the form of extra credit activities for my students, and they have reacted very positively. Other presentations offered ways to implement new technologies into the classroom as well.

I definitely would not have been able to attend this conference without the assistance of the Professional Development Award and the Graduate School. I am thrilled to be able to implement my new skills in my own classroom, but to also pass them along to my fellow graduate student  instructors in the Communication department. The concepts found at the International ABC Conference will be beneficial towards the hundreds of students who take COMM 212 every semester.

 

Recent Award Recipients

To date 537 graduate students have received funding from UD's Graduate and Professional Education to pursue professional development.

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Aaron Russell

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

Emily Rowe

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

Karli Wurzelbacher

PROGRAM: Art History
VENUE: College Art Association Annual Conference -- Los Angeles, CA, 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

Alexis Cunningham

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

Parth Patel

PROGRAM: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
VENUE: The Plant and Animal Genome XXVI Conference -- San Diego, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: January 13, 2018

Kianoosh Yousefi

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: 56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting -- Kissimmee, FL, United States
PRESENTATION: January 8, 2018

Zachary Suriano

PROGRAM: Climatology
VENUE: 98th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society: 32nd Conference on Hydrology -- Austin, TX, United States
PRESENTATION: January 7, 2018

Sushant Veer

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control -- Melbourne, Australia
PRESENTATION: December 12, 2017

Zhongyuan Xu

PROGRAM: Water Science and Policy
VENUE: AGU Fall Meeting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Janice Hudson

PROGRAM: Geography
VENUE: American Geogphysical Union -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Stephen Tippett

PROGRAM: Educational Leadership
VENUE: The OBHE Global Forum 2017: The Role of Online Learning in Higher Education -- London, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Tara Metzger

PROGRAM: Geological Sciences
VENUE: American Geophysical Union 2017 Fall Meeting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Kristen McCarthy

PROGRAM: Geological Sciences
VENUE: 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Tobias Hasse

PROGRAM: Geological Sciences
VENUE: American Geophysical Union Fall Metting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Yuanyuan Xu

PROGRAM: Oceanography
VENUE: 2017 AGU Fall Meeting -- New Orleans, LA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2017

Asia Dowtin

PROGRAM: Geography
VENUE: Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union -- Newark, DE, 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

 

 

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