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.

 

Rui Wang

PROGRAM: Education

Hawaii International Conference on Education

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
January 4, 2020

With the support of the Graduate Student Travel Award, I went to the 18th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu, which is nicknamed “the gathering place”. The HICE gathered more than a thousand participants representing more than 27 countries. Through this 4-day conference, I was able to meet scholars from all over the world, attend sessions focusing on STEM education, present preliminary results of my own dissertation, and have fruitful talks with people with various background.

My presentation was scheduled with other three groups in a one-and-a-half-hour session about STEM education. Because one group was not there and I was the last one to present, when I started, I had more than 40-mins left in the session. Surprisingly, because of people’s interest and heated discussion within my presentation, I actually used all the time left. The experience was wonderful and showing the importance of my study and other studies that UD is doing. Another unforgettable experience during the conference happened during the breakfast time on the 6th. I had a conversation with Dr. Kobayashi, an associate professor in the Agriculture Department at the University of Hawaii. His research on space farming was very interesting. He was also involved in a program that taught middle school kids how to build a space similar to Mars and grow plants in it. His passion in stimulating kids’ interest in STEM also encourages me to continue my research in STEM education. At the end of our discussion, he said he was looking forward to visiting UD someday in the future.

I am grateful that the Graduate Student Travel Award provided the opportunity for this unforgettable and beneficial experience.

Logan Beaver

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering

58th Conference on Decision and Control

Nice, France
December 11, 2019

This December I went to the 58th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), in Nice, France. To arrive in Nice, I arranged to fly into Paris and take one of the legendary high-speed trains across France, which reach speeds up to (~180 mph). Of course, as Parisians are known to do, the entire public transportation sector was on strike during my trip. This meant that most of the metro lines, as well as all trains from Paris to Nice, were closed for the duration of my visit. Thankfully I was able to take a scenic route by train to Marseille, then continue onto Nice by bus.

The CDC is the flagship conference in the controls community, with technical sessions split over three full days along with banquets and plenary talks. The CDC was a great experience, full of opportunities to network and learn from bright people working on cutting-edge research. I gave the first talk in the first session on the first day, which was awesome. I was able to attend many talks and had fruitful conversations with several researchers.  In fact, I arranged for a PhD fellow at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden to come visit the University of Delaware this February!

The city of Nice is beautiful, situated on the Mediterranean coast and full of beautiful parks and palm trees. I stayed in the old city, a 15 minute walk from the convention center, and immediately next to the Cours Saleya, a historical meeting place and square. The entire city is filled with twisting alleyways full of colorful shops selling interesting handmade crafts. Nice is an awesome city, full of interesting people and beautiful views. I am grateful for this opportunity to engage with the CDC and visit this beautiful corner of the world.

 

Recent Award Recipients

To date 1268 graduate students have received funding from UD's Graduate College to pursue professional development.

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kenza Soufiane

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: AREMA Conference (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) -- Dallas, TX, United States
PRESENTATION: September 13, 2020

Rachael Vause

PROGRAM: Art History
VENUE: International Medieval Congress, Leeds -- Leeds, United Kingdom
PRESENTATION: July 5, 2020

Duncan Tulimieri

PROGRAM: Biomechanics and Movement Science
VENUE: KINARM Camp -- Kingston, ON, Canada
PRESENTATION: June 8, 2020

Kleio Baxevani

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: International Conference of Robotics and Automation -- Paris, France
PRESENTATION: May 31, 2020

Prem Chand

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: International Conference on Robotics and Automation -- Paris, France
PRESENTATION: May 31, 2020

Felicia Berube

PROGRAM: Exercise Science
VENUE: American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting -- San Fancisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: May 26, 2020

Amanda Kasman

PROGRAM: Art Conservation
VENUE: American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works Annual Conference 2020 -- Salt Lake City, UT, United States
PRESENTATION: May 21, 2020

Seyyedaliakbar Nakhli

PROGRAM: Civil Engineering
VENUE: 2020 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress -- Henderson, NV, United States
PRESENTATION: May 17, 2020

Kody Seward

PROGRAM: Biological Sciences
VENUE: Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy Course 2020 -- Salisbury Cove, ME, United States
PRESENTATION: May 15, 2020

Nancy Contreras

PROGRAM: Criminology
VENUE: Latin American Studies Association -- Guadalajara, Mexico
PRESENTATION: May 13, 2020

Jack Williams

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) -- Vienna, Austria
PRESENTATION: April 30, 2020

Kelsey Neal

PROGRAM: Mechanical Engineering
VENUE: Osteoarthritis Research Society International -- Vienna, Austria
PRESENTATION: April 30, 2020

Hira Rashid

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: Peace, Global Health & Sustainability Conference (PEGASUS IV) -- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
PRESENTATION: April 24, 2020

Corina Gilden

PROGRAM: Urban Affairs and Public Policy
VENUE: APPAM Regional Student Conference -- Washington, DC, United States
PRESENTATION: April 24, 2020

Nicolas Al Fahel

PROGRAM: Energy and Environmental Policy
VENUE: 2020 APPAM Regional Student Conference - DC -- Washington, DC, United States
PRESENTATION: April 24, 2020

Yue Pan

PROGRAM: Physics
VENUE: APS April Meeting -- Washington, DC, United States
PRESENTATION: April 18, 2020

Dilek Eruslu

PROGRAM: Economics Education
VENUE: AERA 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 17, 2020

Gerilyn Slicker

PROGRAM: Human Development and Family Studies
VENUE: American Educational Research Association (AERA) -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 17, 2020

Nadisha Downs

PROGRAM: Human Development and Family Studies
VENUE: 2020 American Educational Research Association Annual Conference -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 16, 2020

Angela Maria Bohorquez Oviedo

PROGRAM: Political Science and International Relations
VENUE: Annual Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference 2020 -- Chicago, IL, United States
PRESENTATION: April 16, 2020

Leah Jackson

PROGRAM: Fashion and Apparel Studies
VENUE: 2020 Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference -- Philadelphia, PA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 15, 2020

Kati Tilley

PROGRAM: Education
VENUE: David L. Clark Graduate Research Seminar -- San Francisco, CA, United States
PRESENTATION: April 15, 2020

Riza Li

PROGRAM: Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
VENUE: Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) 2020 -- Washington D.C., DC, United States
PRESENTATION: April 14, 2020

Vishruta Prashant Yawatkar

PROGRAM: Geography
VENUE: American Association of Geographers 2020, Annual Meeting -- Denver, CO, United States
PRESENTATION: April 6, 2020

 

 

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