Grant Program Covers Travel Costs

The Undergraduate Travel Grant Program provides funds toward registration, travel and/or housing for undergraduate students in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences to present their research at professional meetings.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Each year, students from the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences represent the University when they present independent research at regional, national and international meetings. In order to alleviate financial costs associated with travel expenses, the School established the Undergraduate Travel Grant Program during the 2010-2011 academic year.

The program, sponsored by Dr. Patricia Mosto, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences, provides funds each year of up to $500 towards registration, travel and/or housing for SLAS undergraduate students to present their research at a professional meeting in their discipline.

During its inaugural year, 12 grants, totaling more than $4,000, were awarded to 15 different students from the departments of Behavioral Neuroscience, English, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science and Psychology. Because of these grants, students were able to represent Rider University at the 40th Annual Meeting of Neuroscience; 2011 Sigma Tau Delta Conference; 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America; 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society; 2011 Joint Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Ecological Society of America and the New Jersey Academy of Science; 82nd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association; 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Society for Developmental Biology and the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association

The first cycle of grants for the 2011-12 academic year were announced during the fall semester. Those recipients included:

Christopher Petralgia ’12, a Behavioral Neuroscience major, to present at the 51st Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association;

Samantha Bremerman ’12, a Psychology major, to present at the 51st Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association;

Tiffany DeLaney ’12, a Psychology major, to present at the 51st Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association; and

Elizabeth Evans ’12, a Marine Sciences major, to present at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter meeting of the American Fisheries Society.

The second cycle of grants for the 2011-12 academic year were announced during the spring semester. Those recipients included:

Yuliya Labko ’12, a Biology major, to present at the Penn State Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium at Penn State University in University Park, Pa.

Anna Cymerman ’13, a Behavioral Neuroscience major, to present at the American Chemical Society General Meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Carey Gatti ’14, a Psychology major, to present at the Association for Psychological Science Convention in Chicago;

Jad Nasrini ’14, a Behavioral Neuroscience major, to present at the Association for Psychological Science Convention in Chicago;

Rebecca Hoppe ’14, a Psychology and Spanish dual major, to present at the Association for Psychological Science Convention in Chicago;

James Hodges ’12, a Chemistry major, to present at the American Chemical Society General Meeting in San Diego, Calif.;

Chris James ’14, a Biochemistry major, James Birkenstamm ’14, a Biochemistry major, and Zachary Orr ’12, a Chemistry major, to present at the American Chemical Society General Meeting in San Diego, Calif.;

Gillian Lecorchick ’12, a Biology major, to present at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in San Francisco;

Lauren McConnell ’11, an English major, to present at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University;

Tara Taylor ’12, an Psychology and Sociology dual major, to present at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;

Tom Vajtay ’13, a Behavioral Neuroscience major, to present at the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms in Destin, Fla.;

Sara Harrison-Lusk ’12, a Behavioral Neuroscience major, to present at the NJ Academy of Science & Sigma Xi Research Conferences at Seton Hall University;

Michelle Debski ’12, a Psychology major, to present at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting at Pittsburgh, Pa.;

Janae Tucker ’14, a Communication major, to present at the National Broadcasting Society National Convention in New York City; and

Tiffany Ervin ’13, a Communication and Radio/TV major, to present at the National Broadcasting Society National Convention in New York City.

 

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