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Dec. 6, 2007

UI Women in Science and Engineering program awards travel grants

The University of Iowa Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program has announced the fall semester 2007 award recipients of its Dr. Eunice Schuytema Beam Travel Grant Program.

The award winners, each of whom will receive $250 toward travel to a professional meeting to present scholarly work, are:

--Erin Heiden of Blairsburg, Iowa, a community and behavioral health doctoral student in the College of Public Health, who delivered an oral presentation, "National Hospitalizations for Injuries Among a Cohort of Individuals with Pre-Existing Spinal Cord Injury," at the 2007 National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 2007.

--Qi Mo of Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, a computer science doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who delivered an oral presentation, "The Soft Shadow Occlusion Camera," at the 2007 Pacific Graphics Conference in Maui, Hawaii, on Oct. 30, 2007.

--Jitka Stehnova of the Czech Republic, a mathematics doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who will deliver an oral presentation, "Theta Correspondence for Unitary Groups in Two Variables," at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 6, 2008.

The WISE Travel Grants are awarded each fall and spring semester following the schedule and guidelines found on the WISE Web site http://www.uiowa.edu/~wise/. For further information about WISE, contact Chris Brus, director, at 319-355-3530 or christine-brus@uiowa.edu.

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