Fall 2012 Carter Travel Award Recipients

The Herbert E. Carter Travel Award Program was established in honor of Dr. Herbert E. Carter, founding director of the GIDPs and is representative of his spirit and passion for interdisciplinary scholarship and research in higher education. The award provides up to $600 per year to GIDP students at The University of Arizona for domestic or international travel. Competition for these funds was very high and we received many innovative abstracts. The applications and abstracts reviewed by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Advisory Council (GIDPAC) from stellar GIDP students make a strong statement to the significance of interdisciplinary scholarship and research at The University of Arizona.

Fall 2012 Recipients

Megan Alexander, Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
"Microstructural and Biomechanical Response of Mouse Sciatic Nerve"
Authors: Megan Alexander, Urs Utzinger, Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, Jonathan Vande Geest

Marina Cholanian, Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience GIDP
Socitey for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orlean, LA
"Long-term estradiol treatment reduces firing rate of arcuate neurokinin B (NKB) neurons in ovariectomized Tac2-EGFP mice"
1 Pathology, 2 Physiol., 3 Cell. and Mol. Med., Univ. of Arizona Col. of Med., Tucson, AZ; 4 Grad. Interdisciplinary Program in Neurosci., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; 5 The Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Inst., Tucson, AZ 

Shannon P. Fortin, Ph.D. Candidate, Cancer Biology GIDP
American Society for Cell Biology 2012 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
"SGEF is overexpressed in glioblastoma and mediates tumor cell invasion and survival."
S. P. Fortin1,2, I. T. Mathews2, J. Rollo2, M. H. Symons3, J. N. Sarkaria4, N. L. Tran1,2;
1 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2 Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 3 The Feinstein Institute, Manhasset, NY, 4 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Jeffrey Hyman, Ph.D. Student, Applied Mathematics GIDP
1st International Conference on Frontiers in Computational Physics: Modeling the Earth System, NCAR-Boulder, CO
"Simulating Three-Dimensional Fluid Flow in Porous Media"
Jeffrey D. Hyman
University of Arizona, Program in Applied Mathematics, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0089, USA
Piotr K. Smolarkiewicz
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology, Boulder, CO, 80307-3000, USA
C. Larrabee Winter
University of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, Program in Applied Mathematics, Tucson, AZ, 85721-0011, USA

Kacy Peckenpaugh, Ph.D. Candidate, Second Language Acquisition & Teaching GIDP
2012 Annual Convention ACTFL (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages), Philadelphia, PA
"German Schlager (hits) as a tool to teach cultural competence"

Min Zhang, Ph.D. Student, Entomology & Insect Science GIDP
Entomological Society of America 60th Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN
"Differences in larval midgut protease activity between Cry1Ac-susceptible and -resistant strains of Helicoverpa zea"
Authors: Min Zhang1, Jeffrey A . Fabrick2, Yves Carrière1, Bruce E. Tabashnik1, Xianchun Li1
1.Department of Entomology and BIO5 institute, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA.
2. USDA-ARS U.S. Arid Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ 85138, USA.


Last updated 24 Jan 2016