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.

 

(Stanley) Ken Beidler

PROGRAM: Fine Arts

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
March 25, 2019

My presentation at the annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts was entitled U(S)Topia.  I lead an interactive clay workshop in which participants were invited to make a clay letter using the theme from the conference CLAYTOPIA.  101 youth and adults participated in the 9 hour workshop, decorating a letter and then adding it to a floor installation work at the conference.  The activity was a skill building, peer-to-peer networking opportunity that highlighted the experiences of each participant and their unique contribution to the ceramic community.  The workshop drew on my interest in my graduate work in using ceramic art as a medium for building networks and creating opportunities for peer-to-peer learning through artistic experiences.  My role as a facilitator included preparing all the materials for the workshop, setting up the space and installation, assisting participants with the project, photographing and documenting the project as it was made and posting on social media.  I gained valuable experience that I will utilize in planning future art installations that involve interaction with a variety of communities.  I appreciate the opportunity to represent the University of Delaware at this important annual ceramics conference.

Anne Cross

PROGRAM: Art History

“Circulating Photographs: Materials, Practices, Institutions,” the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome, Italy

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
March 18, 2019

With the support of the Office of Graduate and Professional Education,  this past March I was able to travel to Rome to participate in a workshop on the history of photography entitled “Circulating Photographs: Materials, Practices, Institutions.” Hosted by the Bibliotheca Hertziana at the Max Planck Institute for Art History, this workshop brought together an international group of scholars to examine the circulation of photographs, and photographic knowledge, in Europe and America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

During this five-day course, we toured a number of photographic archives in Rome, including the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, the Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione, the British School, and the American Academy, and attended two public lectures. As part of the program, each participant was also required to present a case study that engaged with the themes of photographic circulation. Highlights included discussions of French colonial medical photography, Communist photomontage, and the circulation of Abraham Lincoln’s photograph via the five-dollar bill. For my presentation, I gave a 25-minute talk derived from my doctoral dissertation, which discussed the circulation of images of Civil War prisoners. These photographs, which were taken in Annapolis in 1864, circulated widely as 2 ½ x 4-inch card photographs known as cartes de visite, and later as wood engravings in the illustrated press.

As an American photo historian, I benefited immensely from attending this program. I not only gained valuable experience in editing my work for an international audience, but also I was able to network and make friends with scholars from England, France, Germany, and Italy, who helped enhance my knowledge of photographic history. For example, I received feedback from a French scholar who encouraged me to think of my photographs more as Union propaganda, rather than medical records. I also greatly enjoyed getting to see all the amazing Italian art and architecture – and eating all the amazing Italian food! – when we weren’t in class. I am very grateful to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education for having supported my trip to Rome, as it was truly the opportunity of a lifetime!

 

Recent Award Recipients

To date 998 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

Diego Fernandez Otegui

PROGRAM: Disaster Science and Management
VENUE: 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association -- Manchester, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: August 19, 2019

babak naghizadehsafa

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: 6th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering and the 4th Conference on Imaging and Visualization (CMBBE 2019). -- new york, NY, United States
PRESENTATION: August 14, 2019

Sreeparna Sarkar

PROGRAM: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
VENUE: International Congress of Phonetic Sciences -- NEWARK, DE, United States
PRESENTATION: August 5, 2019

Maxwell Schmid

PROGRAM: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
VENUE: International Congress of Phonetic Sciences -- Melbourne, Australia
PRESENTATION: August 5, 2019

Lauren Illiano

PROGRAM: Human Development and Family Studies
VENUE: Nature-Based Early Learning Conference -- Manchester, NH, United States
PRESENTATION: July 31, 2019

YUE JI

PROGRAM: Linguistics and Cognitive Science
VENUE: The 2019 Cognitive Science Society Annual Meeting (CogSci 2019) -- Montreal, Canada
PRESENTATION: July 24, 2019

Leigh Andrews

PROGRAM: Psychology
VENUE: World Conference of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies -- Berlin, Germany
PRESENTATION: July 17, 2019

Susan Grasso

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: Global Sustainability Summer School presented by the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Chicago Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation -- Santa Fe, NM, United States
PRESENTATION: July 15, 2019

Erik Kiledal

PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
VENUE: Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon Research Conference and Seminar -- South Hadley, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: July 13, 2019

Priscilla Hempel

PROGRAM: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
VENUE: Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon Research Seminar and Conference -- South Hadley, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: July 13, 2019

A M Ishtiaque Mahbub

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: 2019 American Control Conference (IEEE) -- Philadelphia, PA, United States
PRESENTATION: July 10, 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

Byung Hee Ko

PROGRAM: Chemical Engineering
VENUE: North American Catalysis Society Meeting -- Chicago, IL, United States
PRESENTATION: June 23, 2019

Rebecca Vandzura

PROGRAM: Marine Studies
VENUE: ASM Microbe 2019 -- San Franscisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: June 20, 2019

Linh Tran

PROGRAM: Chemistry and Biochemistry
VENUE: Telluride School on the Fundamental Science of Alternative Energy -- Telluride, CO, United States
PRESENTATION: June 14, 2019

Ashleigh Blair

PROGRAM: Health Promotion
VENUE: International Symposium of Adapated Physical Activity -- Charlottesville, VA, United States
PRESENTATION: June 14, 2019

Virginia Berndt

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

Carolina Velasquez Calderon

PROGRAM: Disaster Science and Management
VENUE: European Conference on Emergency & Disaster Studies - NEEDS -- Uppsala, Sweden
PRESENTATION: June 10, 2019

Paolo Cavaliere

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: NEEDS 2019 - Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies -- Uppsala, Sweden
PRESENTATION: June 10, 2019

Victoria Wahlquist

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: World Congress on Science and Football 2019 -- Melbourne, Australia
PRESENTATION: June 4, 2019

 

 

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