Peer Mentoring

Dr. Eunice Beam WISE Travel Grants

Spring 2013 Awardees

 

Past Award Recipients

Spring 2012

  • Lindsay Ditzler: Physical Chemistry 
    National American Chemical Society Meeting

    Molecular Recognition Force Spectroscopy Study of a Self-Assembled Enzymatic Monolayer Directly to a Gold Surface

  • Chamathca Kuda-Malwathumullage: Analytical Chemistry
    PITTCON Conference & Expo 2012
    Temperature Correction Strategies for Multivariate Calibration Models based on Near-Infrared Spectra of Aqueous Samples 

  •  Yuexin Tang: Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics
    4th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists

    Effects of Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act on Mastectomy Use Among Early-stage Breast Cancer Patients 

  • Julia Van Liew: Clinical/Health Psychology
    33rd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
    The Association of Fear of Cancer Recurrence with Lifestyle Behaviors and Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

  • Yi-Fang Wu:  Educational Measurement and Statistics
    National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) 2012 Annual Meeting
    The Standard Errors for IRT True Score Equating Based on Internal and External Anchors

Fall 2011

  • Diqiong  (Joan) Xie from Shanghai, China
    Joan is a doctoral student in the College of Public Health studying biostatistics. She gave a presentation at Joint Statistician Meeting Jul. 30- Aug. 4, 2011 in Miami Beach, Fla. Her presentation was titled “Survival Analysis by Cause of Death Among Bariatic Surgery Patients Matched by Propensity Score.”

  • Hua Yu from Yueyang, Hunan, China
    Hua is a doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences studying analytical chemistry. She is giving a presentation at the Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy Mar. 11-15, 2012 in Orlando, Fla. Her presentation is titled “Synthetic Training Sets for the Development of Automated Classifiers for Passive Infrared Remote Sensing Measurements.”

  • Lynn K. Perry from Newburgh, Indiana
    Lynn is a doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences studying developmental psychology. She gave a presentation at the Cognitive Development Society Conference Oct. 13-15, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pa. Her presentation was titled “What Children’s Descriptions of Object Similarity Can Reveal about the Comparison Process.”

  • Sih-Han (Janice) Wang from Taichung, Taiwan
    Sih-Han (Janice) is a doctoral student in the Carver College of Medicine studying free radical and radiation biology. She gave a presentation at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine's 18th Annual Meeting Nov. 16-20, 2011 in Atlanta, Ga. Her presentation was titled “Parkin-Dependent Mitophagy (Parkin-M) and Mitochondrial Outer Membrane Permeabilization-Induced Mitophagy (MOMP-M) Both Alter Cellular REDOX and Energetics but are Mechanistically Distinct.”

  • Stephanie Katarina Drumheller from Knoxville, Tennessee
    Stephanie is a doctoral student in the Graduate College studying geoscience- vertebrate paleontology. She gave a presentation at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 71st Annual Meeting Nov. 2-5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev. Her presentation was titled “Direct Evidence of Crocodyliform Predation on Small Dinosaurians from the Kaiparowits Formation of Utah.” It was featured on the cover of the Economist, and in Smithsonian Magazine's blog, Dinosaur Tracking.

 

Spring 2011

  • Yi He, a doctoral student in the College of Education studying Educational Measurement and Statistics, gave a presentation at the  2011 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Apr. 7-11 in New Orleans, La. Her presentation was titled “A Comparison of Mixed-Format Equating Methods Using Equating Properties.”

  • Jingyang Zhang, a doctoral student in the College of Public Health studying Biostatistics, gave a presentation at the International Biometric Society: Eastern North American Region 2011 Spring Meeting Mar. 20-23 in Miami, Fla. Her presentation was titled “A Sequential Diagnostic Method Based on Multiple Diagnostic Tests without a Gold Standard.”

  • Jelena Stojakovic, a doctoral student in the College of Chemistry studying Organic Chemistry, will be giving an invited talk at the Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic May. 28- Jun. 2 in New Orleans, La. Her presentation is titled “Supramolecular Catalysis in the Organic Solid State.”

  • Melissa Lehan Mackin, a doctoral student in the College of Nursing studying unintended pregnancy, will be giving a presentation at the 7th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) May. 18-21 in Urbana-Champaign, Ill. Her presentation is titled “Influences of the Social Context on Unintended Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention in College Women.” 

  • Mijin Jang, a doctoral student in the College of Public Health studying Biostatistics, gave a presentation at the International Biometric Society: Eastern North American Region 2011 Spring Meeting Mar. 20-23 in Miami, Fla. Her presentation was titled “Working Correlation Selection in GEE.”

  • Imali Ama Mudunkotuwa: a doctoral student in the College of Chemistry studying Chemistry, gave a presentation at the 241st ACS National Meeting and Exposition Mar. 27-31 in Anaheim, Calif. Her presentation was titled “Organic Acid Absorption on Engineered Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Aqueous Suspensions.”

  • Supitcha Talungchit, a doctoral student in the College of Dentistry studying Operative Dentistry- Oral Science, gave a presentation at the 89th General Session and Exhibition  of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Mar. 16-19 in San Diego, Calif. Her presentation was titled “Effect of Photoinitiator on Adhesive Resin Conversion and Dentin Bonding.”

Fall 2010

  • Leena Chaudhuri of Kolkata, India, a Free Radical and Radiation Biology- Cancer Biology doctoral student in the Carver College of Medicine, delivered an oral presentation, Manganese Superoxide Dismutase 3’-Untranslated Region: Sensor for Cellular Responses to Environmental Stress, at the 56th Annual Meeting Radiation Research Society in Maui, Hawaii, U.S.A. , September 25-29, 2010.
  • Amanda Fenner of Nevada, IA, a Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry doctoral student in the College of Pharmacy, delivered an oral presentation, Small Molecule Glycosaminoglycan Mimics, at the Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship Awards Symposium of the 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA, U.S.A., August 22-26, 2010.
  • Sharavathi Parameswarappa of Bangalore, India, an Organic Chemistry doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, Spiropiperidine and Fused Ring Systems from Pyridine Dearomatization, at the 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA, U.S.A., August 22-26, 2010.
  • Jennifer Streeter of Sioux City, IA, an Anatomy and Cell Biology doctoral student in the Graduate College, delivered an oral presentation, The Majority of Nox1 Resides at Internal Membranes and Traffics Differentially with Stimulation, at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine’s 17th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, U.S.A., November 17-21, 2010.
    Ms. Streeter was also awarded a Young Investigator Award at this SFRBM meeting.

 

Spring 2010

  • Debora Downey, a doctoral student in Speech-Language Pathology in the college of liberal arts, 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.
     
  • Amy May Johnson, a doctoral student in Biostatistics in the 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.”
  • Qiaohan Guo, a doctoral student in Chemistry in the 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.”
  • Ellen van der Plas, a doctoral student in the Graduate College’s interdisciplinary program in Cognitive Neuroscience, gave a presentation entitled “Side of Cleft Matters: The Effects of Unilateral Clefts on Brain Structure and Related Behavior” at the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association 2010 Meeting. The meeting was held March 16-20 in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Eunjung Lee, a Psychological & Quantitative Foundations doctoral student in the college of education, will deliver a presentation at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting 2010. The meeting will be held April 30 – May 4, 2010, in Denver, Colorado. Lee’s presentation is titled “Assessing the Equating Results Based on Equity Properties.”

Fall 2009

  • Rania Hamed,  Pharmaceutics, delivered an oral presentation, entitled “Development of a More Physiologically-Relevant Mucus Mimetic of the Upper Respiratory Tract” at the American institute of Chemical Engineers 2009 Annual Meeting. The presentation was given in Nashville, Tennessee on November 9, 2009. 
  • Jennifer Streeter, Anatomy and Cell Biology, delivered a presentation entitled “Potential Role of Protein Kinase C-β1 as a Novel Regulator of NOX1 Activation.” The presentation was given on November 19, 2009 in San Francisco, California at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine 16th Annual Conference. Jennifer also received the “Young Investigator Award” (YIA). YIAs are presented to students and postdoctoral fellows based on the submitted abstract and the presentation of the work at the annual meeting. Candidates must be first authors on a submitted abstract. As a YIA awardee, Jennifer received a $500 stipend in recognition of their work as well as free meeting registration for a future annual meeting.
  • Jing Wang, Computer Science, delivered an oral presentation at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2009 in San Diego, California. Her presentation was entitled “Estimating Missing Attribute Values Using Ordered Attribute Trees.”J
  • Lauren Zubow, Speech-Language Pathology, delivered an oral presentation at the Assistive Technology Industry Association conference on January 27-30, 2010 in Orlando, Florida. Her presentation is entitled “Developing Eye-Gaze: A Look at Treatment Progression.”

Spring 2009

  • Janelle Beadle, Neuroscience, delivered an oral presentation entitled Age-Related Shifts in Regional Blood Flow During Hedonic Appreciation Persist After Controlling for Structural Neuroanatomy and Valance Attribution at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting on Nov. 16 in Washington, D.C.
  • Lei Hua, Biostatistics, delivered an oral presentation "Spline-Based Sieve Semiparametric Generalized Estimating Equation for Panel Count Data” at the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (ENAR).
  • Fengrong Wei, Mathematics, delivered an oral presentation titled "Group Selection in High-Dimensional Regression” at the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (ENAR).

Fall 2008

  • Kelley Foreman, Biology, delivered an oral presentation, Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology Meeting, The Signal Between the Initiation of Recombination and the First Division of Meiosis.
  • Jessica Graham, Chemical Engineering, AIChE Annual Meeting, Co-Delivery of Cationic Polymers and Adenovirus Enhance Tumor Protection in a Murine Model of Prostate Cancer.
  • Heather Russell, Mathematics, Joint Mathematics Meeting, Crossingless Matchings and the Springer Representation.
  • Talia Tokyay, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Riverflow 2008 – International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics, A Large Eddy Simulation Study of High Reynolds Number Gravity Currents Propagating Over Dunes.

Spring 2008

  • Joni Lakin, Educational Psychology/Psychological & Quantitative Foundations, American Educational Education Association, Accuracy and Access: Competing Goals in the Selection of Students for Gifted and Enrichment Services
  • Ye Li, Analytical Chemistry, 59th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Separation of Endogenous Fluorophores in Normal and Cancer Cells by Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Suhong Zhang, Public Health/Biostatistics, International Biometric Society ENAR meeting, A Mixture-Model Approach to Bivariate Hybrid Censored Survival Data
  • Shuman He, Speech & Hearing Science, 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants & Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, The Electrically Evoked Binaural Interaction Component of Auditory Brainstem Response: Effect of Electrode Pairing and Comparison with Psychophysical Measure of Pitch Matching

Fall 2007

  • Erin Heiden of Blairsburg, Iowa a Community and Behavioral Health doctoral student in the College of Public Health 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 October 10, 2007.
  • Qi Mo of Nanjing, Jiangsu, China., a Computer Science doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, The Soft Shadow Occlusion Camera at the 2007 Pacific Graphics Conference in Maui, Hawaii, on October 30, 2007.
  • Jitka Stehnova of the Czech Republic, a Mathematics doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will deliver an oral presentation, Theta Correspondence for Unitary Groups in Two Variables at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Diego, California on January 6, 2008.

Spring 2007

  • Disha Dayal of Delhi, India, a Radiation Oncology doctoral student in the College of Medicine, delivered an oral presentation, Hydrogen Peroxide governs the level of radiation-induced genomic stability, at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine in Denver, Colorado, November 15-18, 2006.
  • Emily Lai of Branson, Missouri, an educational measurement and statistics doctoral student in the College of Education, will deliver an oral presentation High stakes testing and test preparation: examining teacher beliefs and practices, at the American Educational Research in Chicago, Illinois, April 9-13, 2007.
  • Siu Wah Wong-Deyrup an bioinorganic chemistry doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, DNA sequence selectivity and kinetic properties of the novo designed chimenic dimens: are two better than one?, at the 2007 Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, California, February 1-4, 2007.

Fall 2006

  • Shehre-Banoo Malik of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, a biological sciences/evolutionary biology student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, Early evolution of meiosis-specific genes by gene duplications in protests at the 16th Meeting of the International Society for Evolutionarily Protistology in Wroclaw, Poland, August 1-5, 2006.
  • Bao Shan of Chaohu City, Anhui Province, China, a mechanical & industrial engineering/human factors student in the College of Engineering, delivered an oral presentation, Strategic Differences in Mental Rotation Tasks Based On Case Durations at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., October 16-20, 2006.
  • Vanessa R. Simmering of Muscatine, Iowa, a developmental psychology student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, From Recall to Discrimination: The Dynamic Neutral Field Theory Generalizes Across Tasks and Development at The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society in cooperation with the 5th International Conference on Cognitive Science in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 27-30, 2006.

Spring 2006

  • K. Lindsay Eaves-Johnson of Coralville, Iowa, a biological/physical anthropology doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences delivered an oral presentation, An evolution of variation in the biology and lifeways of two pre-contact Point Hope, Alaskan Inupiat cultures as evidenced by their thoracic morphology, at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, in Anchorage, Alaska, March 8-11, 2006
  • Mikyoung Lee of South Korea, a nursing administration and informatics doctoral student in the College of Nursing, delivered an oral presentation, Creating an Internet-Based Personal Health Record Using Standardized Nursing Languages, at the NANDA, NIC, and NOC 2006 conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 15-18, 2006.
  • Yun Liu of the People's Republic of China, a system identification, automatic control doctoral student in the College of Engineering delivered an oral presentation, Iterative identification of Hammererstein systems with piecewise-linear non linearities, at the 2006 American Control Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 14-16, 2006.
  • Huijuan Meng of China, an educational measurement and statistics, psychological and quantitative foundations doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, An Empirical Investigation of IRT Scaling Methods: How Different IRT Models, Parameter Estimation Procedures, Proficency Estimation Methods, and Estimation Programs Affect the Results of Vertical Scaling for the Cognitive Abilities Test, at National Council on Measurement in Education 2006 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 8-10, 2006.

Fall 2005

  • Ping Jiao of China, a chemistry doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, New polyketide-derived metabolites from the freshwater fungus Ascitendum austriacus, at American Society of Pharmacognosy in Corvallis, Oregon, July 23-27 2005.
  • Ying Sun of Beijing, China, a mechanical engineering doctoral student in the College of Engineering, delivered an oral presentation, Phase-field simulation of gas bubble growth and flow in a Hele-Shaw cell, at the American Physical Society 58th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics in Chicago, Illinois, November 20-22, 2005.
  • Patricia Ann Wade of Iowa City, an educational psychology doctoral student in the College Education, delivered two oral presentations, Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder and Spelling Instruction that Works!, at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists in Anaheim, California, March 28-April 1, 2006.

Spring 2005

  • Robin Ann Barry of Waterford, Michigan, a clinical psychology doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, Trait and Social Influences in attachment, at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, July 22-25 2004.
  • Alina Bejanof Romania, a computer science doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, Self-Optimizing DHT's Using Request Profiling, at the OPODIS 8th International Conference of Principles of Distributed Systems in Grenoble, France, December 14-17, 2004.
  • Ying Kang of P.R. China, a medicinal chemistry doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, Total Synthesis of the Highly Potent Anti-HIV Natural Product Daurichromatic Acid and Two Chromosome Derivatives, Rhododaurichromatic Acids A&B, at the 229th ACS National Meeting, San Diego, California, March 13-17 2005.

Fall 2004

  • Victoria Christine Klein of Denison, IA, a speech-language pathology masters student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, Infants' Comprehension of Words at 8 and 11 Months of Age, at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, November 17-20, 2004.
  • Holly Haushchild of Glidden, WI, a mathematics doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delivered an oral presentation, An Isomorphism Between Affine BMW Algebras and Tangles in the Solid Torus, at the AMS Sectional Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-7. 2004.
  • Cassy Cozine of Iowa City, IA, an immunology doctoral student in the College Public Health, delivered both an oral presentation and a poster, Characterization of Isotype Switched Germinal Center B Cells and a Kinetic Analysis of Switching Related Transcripts, at the 12th International Congress of Immunology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 18-23, 2004.

Spring 2004

  • Sarah Brookhart Shields of West Liberty, Iowa, a chemistry doctoral student, delivered an oral presentation, De Novo Design of CU (II) - Binding Helix-turn-helix Chimera: The Prion Octarepeat Motif in a New Context, at the 2004 Gordon Research Conference: Graduate Research Seminar in Bioorganic Chemistry, Ventura, California, January 22-25, 2004.
  • Ying Sun of China, a mechanical engineering doctoral student, delivered an oral presentation, Phase-Field Modeling of Solidification with Flow Due to Density Change, at the 2004 TMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 14-18, 2004.
  • Sarah von Schrader of Ottumwa, Iowa, an educational measurement and statistics doctoral student, delivered an oral presentation, Examination of Item Fit Indices for Polytomous item response models, at the National Council on Measurement in Education, San Diego, California, April 13-15, 2004.

Fall 2003

  • Sara Binz of Dubuque, Iowa, a biochemistry doctoral student, delivered an oral presentation, Evidence for intersubunit regulatory interactions in Replication Protein A, at the Eukaryotic DNA Replication, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, September 3-7, 2003.
  • Ceyda Polatel of Turkey, a civil and environmental engineer doctoral student in the College of Engineering, delivered an oral presentation, Students of IAHR - Iowa Chapter Activity Report, at the XXX IAHR Congress, Thessaloniki, Greece, August 24-29, 2003.
  • Ling Xu of Sichuan, China, a chemistry doctoral student, delivered an oral presentation, Synthesis, characterization, and application of grafted zirconium oxide on X-Alumina, at the 226th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New York City, New York, September 7-11, 2003.

UPDATED NEWS FALL 2012
The Eunice Beam WISE Travel Grants have been cancelled for the Fall funding cycle.
Please check back in the Spring 2013 for updated criteria and eligibility for the WISE Travel Grants.

Apply for a Eunice Beam WISE Travel Grant

Eligible departments for Eunice Beam WISE Travel Grants

 

 

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