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.

 

Moiyad Aljehani

PROGRAM: Physical Therapy

Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) – American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
January 23, 2019

I would like to thank the graduate and professional education at the University of Delaware for giving me the opportunity to write this blog. As a Ph.D. student in the physical therapy department, I am glad that I got the chance to take advantage of the Professional Development Award. It was very beneficial for my graduate research to travel and show the hard work I have done over the past 2.5 years. Without the Professional Development Award, I would not be able to attend the combined section meeting 2019, which is the most important conference in the physical therapy world. I have submitted to the conference an abstract as a first author and I was a co-author of 2 other abstracts (posters and platform presentations). It was a great experience in my academic life to stand in front of people and present my research.

Attending the combined section meeting gave me the opportunity to attend great educational sessions in different fields related to physical therapy. These educational sessions were about different topics, such as updates and evidence-based practice in my area of research (knee osteoarthritis and total joint replacement). In addition, I attended educational sessions about scientific writing, research, and other interesting topics in physical therapy.

Furthermore, exploring the vendors and exhibits hall was essential for me because I was looking for new technology to use in my dissertation. I found verities of opportunities and have seen different companies and options. Another important opportunity this award gave me is to make connections with graduate students and pioneers in the field from other schools around the world.

Finally, not only the academic aspects I got from the Professional Development Award, but also I got the chance to travel and explore a new city.

Prajwal Paudel

PROGRAM: Chemistry & Biochemistry

26th Enzyme Mechanism Conference

Newark, Delaware, United States
January 6, 2019

I attended one of the most important conference in my field of enzymology. This conference is held every two years and some of the leading researchers in the field from around the world attend the conference. This year was special because it was the 50th anniversary of the conference and was held in New Orleans, LA where the first meeting had occurred. I met professors, NIH program directors, researchers from pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer, GSK, Johnson and Johnson)  and heard their amazing work at the forefront of biochemistry and enzymology. I also got to network with fellow researchers and made new friends. At the poster sessions, I got the opportunity to present my work to leading researchers in my field and hear excellent feedback. In addition, I got to explore New Orleans especially the French Quarter and taste the world famous beignets. I tried alligator meat and could not get enough of the gumbo and jambalaya. Overall, this was an unforgettable experience and I learned a lot about new research in my field and made important connection that will undoubtedly help me as I begin my independent research career.

 

Recent Award Recipients

To date 933 graduate students have received funding from UD's Graduate and Professional Education to pursue professional development.

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Amber Kehoe

PROGRAM: Art Conservation
VENUE: Preserving the Rich Photographic Heritage of Latin America: A Two-Day High-Impact Workshop for Sixty Participants Organized and Led by the University of Delaware -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PRESENTATION: September 25, 2019

Kiersten Mounce

PROGRAM: Art History
VENUE: Historicising Masculinities Conference at Newcastle University -- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: July 2, 2019

Rachael Vause

PROGRAM: Art History
VENUE: International Medieval Congress, Leeds -- Leeds, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: July 1, 2019

Kelsey Bryk

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: International Society of Posture & Gait World Congress 2019 -- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: June 30, 2019

Christopher Oster

PROGRAM: Energy and Environmental Policy
VENUE: Velo-City 2019 -- Dublin, Ireland
PRESENTATION: June 25, 2019

Virginia Berndt

PROGRAM: Sociology
VENUE: Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies -- Uppsala, Sweden
PRESENTATION: June 10, 2019

Katarina Smiljanec

PROGRAM: Applied Physiology
VENUE: 2nd Pan-American Congress of Physiological Sciences -- Havana, Cuba
PRESENTATION: May 27, 2019

Macarena Ramos Gonzalez

PROGRAM: Applied Physiology
VENUE: 2nd Pan-American Congress of Physiological Sciences -- Havana, Cuba
PRESENTATION: May 27, 2019

DAVID BARNES

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: 27th NISPAcee Annual Conference May 24-26, 2019 -- Prague, Czech Republic
PRESENTATION: May 24, 2019

Caitlin Richeson

PROGRAM: Art Conservation
VENUE: American Institute for Conservation 47th Annual Meeting -- Uncasville, CT, United States
PRESENTATION: May 15, 2019

Emily Farek

PROGRAM: Art Conservation
VENUE: American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) 47th Annual Meeting -- Uncasville, CT, United States
PRESENTATION: May 13, 2019

Madison Brockman

PROGRAM: Art Conservation
VENUE: American Institute for Conservation Annual Meeting -- Uncasville, CT, United States
PRESENTATION: May 13, 2019

Elizabeth Suchanic

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: Corfu Symposium on Managing and Marketing Places -- Kerkira, Corfu, Greece
PRESENTATION: May 6, 2019

Dianna Ruberto

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: Urban Affairs Association Conference -- Los Angeles, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 23, 2019

Aly Blakeney

PROGRAM: Economics Education
VENUE: American Education Research Association (AERA) 2019 Annual Meeting -- Toronto, Canada
PRESENTATION: April 5, 2019

Scott Sheridan

PROGRAM: Education
VENUE: AERA -- Toronto, Canada
PRESENTATION: April 5, 2019

Rui Wang

PROGRAM: Education
VENUE: 2019 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting -- Toronto, Canada
PRESENTATION: April 5, 2019

Cassandra Wentzel

PROGRAM: Geography
VENUE: American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting -- Washington, DC, United States
PRESENTATION: April 3, 2019

S. Ken Beidler

PROGRAM: Fine Arts
VENUE: National Council on Education For The Ceramic Arts -- Minneapolis, MN, United States
PRESENTATION: March 25, 2019

Mesut Karakoc

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: ISA Annual Conference 2019 (The International Studies Association) -- Toronto, Canada
PRESENTATION: March 25, 2019

Arkabrata Sinha

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: American Concrete Institute Concrete Convention and Exposition Spring 2019 -- Quebec City, Canada
PRESENTATION: March 24, 2019

Christy Bugher

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: Geo-Congress 2019 -- Philadelphia, PA, United States
PRESENTATION: March 24, 2019

Renee Lamprinakos

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: 2019 Geo-Congress -- Philadelphia, PA, United States
PRESENTATION: March 24, 2019

Mehdi Kadivar

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: Geo-Congress -- Philadelphia, PA, United States
PRESENTATION: March 24, 2019

 

 

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