Carnegie Mellon University
February 09, 2018

First MCS Graduate Student Conference Funding Award Winners Announced

By Ben Panko

The first seven winners of the Mellon College of Science Graduate Student Conference Funding Award were announced this week by Dean Rebecca W. Doerge and Manfred Paulini, associate dean for faculty and graduate affairs.

The newly established award was created by Doerge to help graduate students fund travel to conferences and workshops that will further their research. The award gives individual students or groups attending the same meeting up to $500 in supplemental funding for travel, and priority is given to applicants who have already secured funding from other sources.

The winners and the meetings they plan to attend are as follows:

  • Surya Aggarwal (Biological Sciences) – Southeastern Regional Pneumococcal Symposium
  • Alyssa Lawler (Biological Sciences) – Neuroepigenetics and Neuroepitranscriptomics Conference
  • Amber Lucas (Biological Sciences) – American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting 
  • April Berlyoung (Chemistry) – American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition
  • Mert Terzi (Physics) – Biophysical Society Annual Meeting
  • Evan Tucker (Physics) – SnowCluster 2018 – The Physics of Galaxy Clusters
  • Dacen Waters (Physics) – American Physical Society March Meeting

The deadline for applications for the award for the second half of 2018 is June 1; interested students can find more information online.