Fall 2013 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 2013 Recipients

Christopher Fronczek, Ph.D. Candidate, Biomedical Engineering GIDP
17th International Conference on Miniaturized, System for Chemistry & Life, Freiberg, Germany
"Paper microfluidic extraction of bacterial and viral nucleic acid from field and clinical samples towards a direct microtas apparatus"
Authors: Christopher F. Fronczek, Tu San Park and Jeong-Yeol Yoon

Gouri Prabhakar, Ph.D. Candidate, Global Change GIDP
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA
"Sources of Nitrate in Stratocumulus Cloud Water: Airborne Measurements during the 2011 E-PEACE Study"

Lilian Patron, Ph.D. Candidate, Neuroscience GIDP
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory “Neurobiology of Drosophila” Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
"Drosophila WDR40A facilitates evoked neurotransmitter release via a novel lipid based mechanism"
Authors: L.A. Patrón, M. Imad, K. Nagatomo, and K.E. Zinsmaier

Rebecca Lybrand, Ph.D. Candidate, Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis GIDP
Soil Science Society of America International Meeting, Tampa, FL
"Climate and topographic controls on soil development along an environmental gradient in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona"

Daniel Przymus, Ph.D. Candidate, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching GIDP
40th MEXTESOL International Convention, Queretaro, Mexico
"Intercultural School Speak: Language, Thought and Immigrant Education Implications"


Last updated 25 Jan 2016