Carnegie Mellon University
July 25, 2022

MCS Graduate Student Conference Funding Award Winners Announced

By Kirsten Heuring

Jocelyn Duffy
  • Associate Dean for Communications, MCS
  • 412-268-9982

After two years of virtual conferences, three winners have received the Mellon College of Science Graduate Student Funding Award.

Created by Glen de Vries Dean Rebecca W. Doerge to help graduate students attend conferences and workshops that will further their research, she and associate dean for faculty graduate affairs Manfred Paulini announced the first round of recipients since 2020.

This round's winners include the following students and the meetings they plan to attend:

  • Karina Mueller Brown, a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences — Streptococcal Biology Gordon Research Conference
  • Evgeny Gutkin, a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry — ACS Fall 2022 Conference
  • Yesukhei Jagvaral, a Ph.D. candidate in Physics — International Conference on Machine Learning

The award offers students up to $500 in supplemental funding for travel, prioritizing applicants who have secured other sources of funding.

Graduate students are encouraged to apply to future rounds of the Graduate Student Conference Funding Award. The deadlines are as follows:

  • Sept. 15 for conferences in October, November and December
  • Dec. 15 for conferences in January, February and March
  • March 15 for conferences in April, May and June
  • June 15 for conferences in July, August and September
For more information and to apply for the award, students can visit the award website.

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