Graduate Student Travel Award

The Graduate Student Travel Award 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.

In the Spotlight

Below is a sampling of the most recent award recipients.

 

Haobo Zhang

PROGRAM: Fashion and Apparel Studies

International Textile and Apparel Association

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
October 25, 2019

It’s my honor to have had the great opportunity to take part in the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) conference in Las Vegas in 2019. I was selected to display my design work to industry specialists, experienced faculty and, students from many famous fashion departments across the U.S. and other countries. The title of my presentation was “Design and Development of a Visual and Tactile Garment Therapy for Children with Autism” which was about designing a series of functional apparel to offer physical therapy for Autistic children by stimulating their visual and tactile senses as a method for calming them down. Every participant’s design was displayed in a conference room and all faculty and students could walk around and communicate with designers to talk about the design inspiration, limitation, and suggestions for the improvements. Luckily, my design was appreciated by a lot of people and won the 2019 French European Inc. Innovative Design Award.

The International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) conference is a huge platform where creative students, famous researchers, and skilled industry experts gather to present their advanced research outcomes. A lot of students who first attended this conference like me are able to acquire knowledge of the recent developments in the fashion industry and find out their future research direction. Faculties and industry leaders can find ideal students who can continue to pursue PhD degree at their universities or contribute to new apparel studies at their companies. Anyway, everyone is able to benefit from this conference.

And thanks again to my advisors and classmates who offered suggestions and encouragement to my design so that I have a so precious chance to be present at the ITAA conference.

Emma Beisheim

PROGRAM: Biomechanics & Movement Science

American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association National Assembly

San Diego, California, United States
September 25, 2019

Using Professional Development Award funding graciously provided by the University of Delaware Graduate College, I was able to attend the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) National Assembly in San Diego, CA. As a PhD student in the Delaware Limb Loss Studies lab in the Department of Physical Therapy, I presented two posters based on preliminary data from our ongoing study, which investigates changes in sensation and function among adults who have experienced a lower-limb amputation. Both poster presentations sparked thought-provoking discussion with other researchers in the field and conference attendees, providing critical feedback for future research endeavors.

Beyond presenting my posters, I had the opportunity to attend platform presentations and exhibit hall technical demonstrations to learn more about current research advances in the orthotics and prosthetics field. Notably, I attended a session highlighting updates on the use of osseointegration, a newly-investigated surgical procedure involving direct attachment of a prosthesis to the amputated limb without use of a socket or suspension system. As a clinician-scientist interested in pain-related outcomes following amputation and limb trauma, the impact of alternative prosthetic options on chronic pain and function is of great interest.

Finally, the most beneficial aspect of my attendance at AOPA’s National Assembly was my ability to participate in various networking opportunities. The conference sponsored a “Women in Orthotics and Prosthetics” luncheon, during which I met several women involved in advancing current clinical care for individuals requiring prosthetic or orthotic services. I also met several leaders in the field during an informational session on the development of a research registry for individuals with limb amputations, which would support further large-scale research investigating the quality, effectiveness, and cost of amputation-related care. The interdisciplinary nature of the conference provided numerous opportunities for thoughtful discussion and brain-storming critical for further advancing our field.

 

Recent Award Recipients

To date 1166 graduate students have received funding from UD's Graduate College to pursue professional development.

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Celeste Dix

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport -- , Monaco
PRESENTATION: March 12, 2020

Mithun Deb

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 -- San Diego, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: February 16, 2020

Yuying Zhang

PROGRAM: Materials Science and Engineering
VENUE: 44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites -- Daytona beach, FL, United States
PRESENTATION: January 26, 2020

Connor Dacey

PROGRAM: Disaster Science and Management
VENUE: American Meteorological Society's 15th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice as part of the 100th Annual Meeting -- Boston, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: January 12, 2020

Ye Shen

PROGRAM: Education
VENUE: The 18th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education -- honolulu, HI, United States
PRESENTATION: January 4, 2020

Eric Allen

PROGRAM: Geography
VENUE: American Meteorological Society -- Boston, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: January 4, 2020

Logan Beaver

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: 58thConference on Decision and Control -- Nice, France
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2019

Dixit Bhatta

PROGRAM: Computer Science
VENUE: IEEE International Conference of Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom) -- Sydney, Australia
PRESENTATION: December 11, 2019

Manuel Cuesta

PROGRAM: Physics
VENUE: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019 -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2019

Mohammad Abdul Qadir Khan

PROGRAM: Geography
VENUE: American Geophysical Union -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2019

Emily Kaiser

PROGRAM: Marine Studies
VENUE: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2019

Sophie Bodek

PROGRAM: Geological Sciences
VENUE: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2019

Max Huffman

PROGRAM: Geological Sciences
VENUE: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2019

Juan Pablo Dominguez

PROGRAM: Geological Sciences
VENUE: AGU Meeting -- san Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2019

Abdullah Alnajim

PROGRAM: Computer Science
VENUE: IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) -- Waikoloa, HI, United States
PRESENTATION: December 9, 2019

Colleen Pike

PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
VENUE: American Society for Cell Biology -- Newark, DE, United States
PRESENTATION: December 7, 2019

Anthony Quagliano

PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
VENUE: American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting 2019 -- Orlando, FL, United States
PRESENTATION: December 6, 2019

Julia Guimond

PROGRAM: Geological Sciences
VENUE: ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 -- Halifax, Canada
PRESENTATION: December 2, 2019

Weibin Ma

PROGRAM: Computer Science
VENUE: 12th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing -- Auckland, New Zealand
PRESENTATION: December 2, 2019

Alexander Harding

PROGRAM: Materials Science and Engineering
VENUE: 2019 Fall MRS Meeting -- Boston, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 1, 2019

Jenna Harris

PROGRAM: Materials Science and Engineering
VENUE: 2019 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting & Exhibit -- Boston, MA, United States
PRESENTATION: December 1, 2019

Laura Cutler

PROGRAM: Human Development and Family Studies
VENUE: National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) -- Ft. Worth, TX, United States
PRESENTATION: November 20, 2019

Tyler Hagerty

PROGRAM: Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
VENUE: Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2019 -- St. Louis, MO, United States
PRESENTATION: November 17, 2019

Jessica Tague

PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
VENUE: The Biology of Vibrios 2019 -- Montreal, Canada
PRESENTATION: November 17, 2019

 

 

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