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2015-2016 Awardees

In the 2015-2016 academic year the Graduate College received more than 60 student applications for travel subsidies. Students have represented Drexel, graduate studies and their research at prestigious conferences in cities across the country including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Nashville, San Francisco and Seattle. Presenting their work to audiences of hundreds or even thousands, students gain experience and feedback, learn from their peers and even find potential career opportunities at these conferences. Below are some of the graduate students who received travel awards.

Andrew Abbate

Biomedical Science, School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

"Using Computational Tree Logic Methods to Analyze Reachability in User Documentation"
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Los Angeles, CA
October 27, 2015

Anna Nguyen

Digital Media, Westphal College of Media Arts and Design

"Studying the Impact of Spatial Involvement on Training Mental Rotation in Minecraft"
Conference for Human-Computer Interaction
San Jose, CA
May 12, 2016

 

 

Ashley Tamilio-Awed

Physician Assistant, College of Nursing and Health Professions

"Opioid Overdose Prevention through the Expansion of Naloxone Distribution in Primary Care"
Pennsylvania Society Physician Assistant Annual CME Conference
Erie, PA
October 20, 2015

 

Beatriz Reyes

Health Policy and Social Justice, Dornsife School of Public Health

"Adaptations to Proposed Protocol Among Getting People in Sync (GPS) Prediabetes Prevention Program Facilitators"
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition
Chicago, IL
November 4, 2015

 

Biao Han

Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

"Distinctive Viscoelastic and Viscoplastic Nanomechanics of Ionically Cross-Linked Polyelectrolyte Complexes Under Intermittent Relaxation and Creep"
American Physics Society
Baltimore, MD
March 16, 2016

Brandon Morton

Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

"Acoustic Features For Recognizing Musical Artist Influence"
International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications 
Miami, FL
December 10, 2015

Brandon Niezgoda

Communication, Culture and Media, College of Arts and Sciences

"Media Literacy, Mesmerisation, and the Abjectified College Student / “And Out I Went”: The Reddit Generation’s Despondent Search for Coherence, Connectivity and Truth; in Illness"
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Seattle, WA
March 25, 2016

Carol Stanford

Educational Management and Leadership, School of Education

"Barriers to Substance Abuse Treatment For Nurses"
Hawaii International Education Conference
Honolulu, HI
January 3, 2016

 

 

Cassy Vaioleti Matu

Educational Leadership and Management, School of Education

"A Credit Union’s Financial Literacy Program High Schools: A Case Study"
Hawaii International Conference for Education
Honolulu, HI
January 3, 2016

 

Chengqian Yin

Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

"Exogenous Pyruvate Supports Oxygen-Independent Tumor Cell Proliferation by Serving as an Oxygen Surrogate to Maintain Homeostasis of NAD+/NADH"
American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
April 19, 2016

Christina Peters

Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

"Exploring the Quasar Luminosity Function with Quasars Selected by both Color and Variability"
American Astronomical Society Meeting
Kissimmee, Florida
January 6, 2016

 

 

Congyu Liu

Finance, LeBow College of Business

"The Impact of Banks’ Derivatives Trading On Liquidity Creation and Risk Management"
Eastern Finance Society
Baltimore, MD
April 8, 2016

 

 

Daniel Flack

Clinical Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

"Health Perception and Mortality: Predicting Depression Responses and Near-Term Death Following a Diagnosis of Adult Onset Diabetes"
Obesity Week 2015 
Los Angeles, CA 
November 2, 2015

Daryl Omire-Mayor

Biomedical Science, School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

"The Effect of Experimental Pain on Hemodynamic Responses Measured by Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy"
Society for Neuroscience
Chicago, IL
October 15, 2015

David DiGuiseppi

Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

"Probing Conformational Propensities of Histidine in Different Protonation States of the Unblocked GlycylHistidylglycine Peptide by Vibrational and NMR Spectroscopy"
Annual Graduate Research Symposium at William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
March 18, 2016

Helen Murray

Clinical Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

"Binge Eating Conceptualization and Considerations"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Annual Convention
Chicago, IL
November 12, 2015

 

Hoori Rafieian

Marketing, LeBow College of Business

"How Power Affects Consumer Tipping Behavior"
Society for Consumer Psychology
Denver, CO
August 6, 2015

Ipshita Gupta

Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

"Effect of Pulse Shaping on Subharmonic Aided Pressure Estimation"
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 
New York, NY
March 20, 2016

Jae Young Choi

Business Administration, LeBow College of Business

"Person-Group Fit and Job Performance: A Moderated Mediation Model"
Annual Conference of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Anaheim, CA
April 15, 2016

Julia Hildebrand

Communication, Culture and Media, College of Arts and Sciences

"Contrasting Depictions of Public and Private Spheres in the Archives de la Planete (1909–1931) and Life in a Day (2011)"
National Communication Association Conference
Las Vegas, NV
November 22, 2015

Karolina Bryl

Creative Arts Therapies, College of Nursing and Health Professions

"A KMP Portrait of the Mother-Child Dyad: Correspondence Among Movement and Empirically Derived Psychological Factors"
American Dance Therapy Association 50th Annual Conference
San Diego, CA
October 22, 2015

 

Katherine Myers-Coffman

Creative Arts Therapy, College of Nursing and Health Professions

"Evidence-Based Practice: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Clinical Practice"
"Latino Youth Summit - Building Self-Mastery and Resiliency Through Music Therapy"

The American Music Therapy Association Great Lakes Regional Conference
Indianapolis, IN
April 14, 2016

 

Kayla Murphy

Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

"Effects of Combination Therapy on Behavioral Recovery and Supraspinal Plasticity Following Chronic Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury"
Annual American Society for Neurochemistry Meeting
Denver, CO
March 20, 2016

Kiana Hardy

Public Health, Dornsife School of Public Health

APHA MCH Section Student Fellow
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
October 31, 2015

 

 

Kristina Patrick

Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

"Autism Spectrum Disorders and Driving: Cognitive and Social Impairment May Impact Driver Training"
International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
February 6, 2016

Leah Schumacher

Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

"Weight Control Lapses During Obesity Treatment: Normative or Cause for Concern?"
Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
Washington, D.C.
April 1, 2016

Lesya Ekshyyan

Epidemiology, Dornsife School of Public Health

"Characteristics Associated with Severe Psychological Distress in a Cohort of African American Pregnant Women"
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
October 31, 2015

 

Mamta Shah

Post Doctoral Scholar, School of Education

"Preparing Teachers for Integration of Digital Games in K-12 Education; Affordances of Games for Identity Exploration: The case of Land Science"
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
Savannah, GA
March 25, 2016

Marisol Norris

Creative Arts Therapies, College of Nursing and Health Professions

"Navigating the Landscape of Race: African American Perspectives"
American Music Therapy Association Conference
Kansas City, MO
November 5, 2015

 

Mary Green

Physician Assistant, College of Nursing and Health Professions

"Predictors of Gastrointestinal Disturbance in those with Autism Spectrum Disorder"
Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
Erie, PA
October 20, 2015

 

Mohammad Nozari

Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

"Synthesis of Diverse Azole-Containing Chelating Agents"
American Chemistry Society's 252nd National Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
August 25, 2015

 

Sankalp Kota

Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

"High-rate Pseudocapacitance in 2D Transition Metal Carbides (MXene)"
Material Research Society Spring Meeting
Phoenix, AZ
March 28, 2016

 

 

Siddharth Vyas

Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

"Computational Study of a Magnetic Design to Improve Diagnosis of Malaria"
Joint MMM-Intermag Conference
San Diego, CA
January 15, 2016

 

 

Stephanie Goldstein

Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

"Uncovering the Mystery of Eating Choices: Comparison of Multinomial Processing Tree Model"
The Obesity Society's Annual Scientific Meeting
Los Angeles, CA
November 5, 2015

Stephanie Hawthorne

Educational Leadership and Management, School of Education

"Eating Disorders in African American Adolescents: A Shared Perspective in the Literature"
Hawaiian International Conference in Education 
Honolulu, HI
January 3, 2016

 

Zhen Yang

Marketing, LeBow College of Business

"Investigate the Antecedents of Affiliate Control System"
Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference
Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 21, 2016