Friday, January 10, 2014
Wyoming Women in Science and Engineering Travel Award
Each semester, as a part of Wyoming Women in Science and Engineering (WWISE), Wyoming EPSCoR supports travel of women from the University of Wyoming to attend various conferences to present their research at national conferences.
“By supporting travel to conferences through WWISE Travel Awards, EPSCoR is able to support outstanding researchers, and increase the visibility of Wyoming women researchers around the country,” says Education, Outreach and Diversity Coordinator, Liz Nysson.
Last semester, eleven females, ranging from faculty, postdocs, and graduate students traveled to various conferences and events to present their research.
Dr. Ye Zhang, from the department of Geology and Geophysics traveled to San Francisco to attend the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting to present her research to the academic community.
Along with presenting her latest research, Dr. Zhang got a lot out of the conference.
“I learned new research techniques, familiarized myself with the most recent 'hot topics', networked with other scientists, and introduced my own students’ and postdocs’ work to peer researchers,” says Dr. Zhang.
Dr. Zhang’s experience is something she recommends to others.
“WWISE is an excellent venue to support female scientists like myself,” she says. “In the future I will encourage female students I supervise to apply to WWISE and participate in attending these meetings.”
This semester, EPSCoR will again be supporting female faculty, postdocs and graduate students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields from the University of Wyoming to travel to conferences and present their research. The deadline for spring and summer submissions is January 21st at 5 p.m. If you would like to present your research at a national conference and are interested in applying for a WWISE Travel Award, please contact Wyoming EPSCoR's Associate Project Director, Sarah Konrad at 766-2295 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Robin Rasmussen