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April 21, 2010
 
UI WISE program awards travel grants
 
The University of Iowa Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program has announced spring semester award recipients of its Dr. Eunice Schuytema Beam Travel Grant Program.
 
The award winners, each of whom will receive $300 toward travel to a professional meeting to present scholarly work, are:
 
IOWA

Cedar Rapids: Debora Downey, a doctoral student in the Graduate College studying speech-language pathology in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, gave a presentation at the Clinical AAC Research Conference on Oct. 2, 2009. Her presentation, titled “Re-Thinking ACC in Acute Care Settings: An Update on the Effectiveness of a Nursing Tutorial Developed for Tertiary,” received the First Place Award in the Student Scientific Paper Award category.
 
MINNESOTA

Litchfield: Amy May Johnson, a doctoral student in the Graduate College studying biostatistics in the UI College of Public Health, gave a presentation at the Eastern North American Region 2010 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society, March 21–24, in New Orleans, La. Her presentation was titled “Modeling Time Series Data with Semi-Reflective Boundaries with Application to Lateral Control of Motor Vehicles.”
 
CHINA

Lanzhou, Gansu: Qiaohan Guo, a doctoral student in the Graduate College studying chemistry in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, presented at the Pittsburgh Conference held Feb. 28 through March 5 in Orlando, Fla. Her presentation was titled “Signal Processing Methods for Process Monitoring Applications of near-Infrared Spectroscopy.”

NETHERLANDS

Katwijk aan zee: Ellen Van Der Plas, a doctoral student in the UI Graduate College’s interdisciplinary program in cognitive neuroscience, gave a presentation titled “Side of Cleft Matters: The Effects of Unilateral Clefts on Brain Structure and Related Behavior” at the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association's 2010 Meeting. The meeting was held March 16-20 in Fort Worth, Texas.

SOUTH KOREA

Seoul: Eunjung Lee, a Psychological & Quantitative Foundations doctoral student in the Graduate College studying in the UI College of Education, will deliver a presentation at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting 2010. The meeting will be held from April 30 through May 4 in Denver, Colo. Lee’s presentation is titled “Assessing the Equating Results Based on Equity Properties.”

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

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