Women in Engineering Program

2017 Travel Grant Winners

Congratulations to these seven Graduate Mentoring Program (GMP) participants on receiving travel grants from the Women in Engineering Program! We wish you all well!!

Emma Brace (Phd Student ABE)

Emma will attend the Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) in May. She will travel to San Francisco, CA where she will present her research and learn about other cutting-edge research in biotechnology and bioproducts engineering. 

Maria Cabrera (PhD student IE)

Maria will be presenting a poster as well as an oral presentation at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2017) which will be held in Washington, DC. This conference is a top venue for research in the topic of Gesture Recognition which is the main focus of her dissertation topic. 

Denise Cruise (PhD student ME)

Denise plans on giving an oral presentation at the 9th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference in Budapest, Hungary this June. Specifically, she will be a part of the Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems Mini-symposium.

Siobhan Heiden (PhD student IE)

Siobhan plans to give an oral presentation at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting next October in Austin, TX. This is the primary conference in her specific field, Human Factors, and her paper on expanding medication decision support in community pharmacies without sacrificing usability will be in the running for Best Student Paper. 

Jennifer Pouplin (PhD student AAE)

Jennifer was selected to be an analog astronaut as part of the Poland Mars Analog Mission led by the Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Programme on Space Application. This one of a kind mission will take place this August in Turza, Poland to first perform a Lunar Mission, followed by a Mars mission. 

Femeena Valappil (PhD student ABE)

Femeena will give an oral presentation at the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting in Spokane, WA this July. This is one of the most important conferences for researchers working in the field of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. 

Michelle Yuen (PhD student ME)

Michelle's oral presentation and interactive poster session will be given at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation in Singapore this spring. She's looking forward to making new contacts, sharing her research knowledge and to learning from other researchers in the field. 


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