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WIEP Travel Grant for Graduate Students

APPLY HERE (deadline Friday 3/13/20 before 11:59pm)

The Purdue Women in Engineering Program awards travel grants to graduate students in the College of Engineering who are presenting their research at a professional conference. Students must be actively engaged in the Graduate Women in Engineering Network (GWEN) program to be eligible. Priority is given to students who have not won this award before. The grants are for travel expenses incurred while attending professional conferences. 

Announcement Release Application Deadline Awards Announced Eligible Travel Dates
1st day of Fall Semester 2nd Friday in September Last Friday in September October 1 thru April 30
February 15 2nd Friday in March Last Friday in March April 1 thru October 31

The WIEP travel grant is for up to $800.00.  A letter of acceptance from the conference coordinator is required prior to receiving funds. No late applications will be accepted.  Hard copies of the application are not accepted.

Please contact Cathy if you have questions at denoc@purdue.edu. 

APPLY HERE (deadline Friday 3/13/20 before 11:59pm)

Women in Engineering Program GWEN Travel Grant Winners

Congratulations to Kristin Byers (PhD BME), Caralyn Coultas Mckenney (PhD CHE), Yailuth Alexandra Loaiza Lopera (PhD MSE), and Tongtong Shen (PhD MSE) on receiving travel grants from the Women in Engineering Program! We wish you all well as you present your research at these technical conferences!


Kristin Byers (PhD BME) will travel this October to Basel, Switzerland to present her research on Versatile Printed Microheaters to Enable Low-Power Thermal Control in Paper Diagnostics at MicroTotal Analytical Systems (MicroTAS). MicroTAS is the premier international conference for her fields and we congratulate Kristin for being chosen to give an oral presentation (only the top 10% of over 1100 submitted abstracts were selected)! She is looking forward to sharing her results and hard work with other researchers and producing future collaborations for her lab to continue this work. 



Caralyn Coultas Mckenney (PhD CHE) will present at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2019 Annual Meeting this November in Orlando, Florida. Her presentation will be on Bringing Particle Scale Properties into Descriptions of Energetic Powder Behavior via the Enhanced Centrifuge Technique and will be a part of the session of Advances in Processing and Handling of Energetic Materials. She'll have the opportunity to discuss with other powder research groups and companies which will help her better identify the strengths and weaknesses of her current work. 



Yalluth Alexandry Loaiza Lopera (PhD MSE) recently attended the MS&T 19 Materials, Science and Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon. She presented her work on Structure-Mechanical Properties in Solid Solution Strengthened Nanoporous Copper Alloys. This opportunity helped her gain experience on presenting her work to an academic audience, receive feedback from scientists in the same field and grow her network. 



Tongtong Shen (PhD MSE) plans to present her work on Non-crystallographic Branching in Polymer Crystallization: A Molecular Picture of the Onset of Spherulite Formation next February at the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, California. By presenting her work at this conference, she will have the opportunity to receive critique from internationally recognized scholars. She's also looking forward to attending tutorial and workshop sessions presented by experts in her field to augment her current studies here at Purdue. 


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