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Release: April 18, 2003

UI WISE Program Awards Travel Grants

The University of Iowa Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program has announced spring semester award recipients of its newly endowed Dr. Eunice Schuytema Beam Travel Grant Program.

The award winners, each of whom will receive $250 toward travel to a professional meeting to present scholarly work, are:

•Lina Arbach of Damascus, Syria, a biomedical engineering doctoral student in the College of Engineering, who will deliver an oral presentation, Mammogram Breast Mass Classification with Backpropogation Neural Network, at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montreal, Canada, May 4-7, 2003.

•Ye Tong of Harbin, China, an educational measurement and statistics doctoral student in the College of Education, who will deliver an oral presentation, Bootstrap Strategies in Estimating Standard Errors of the Estimated Variance Components, at the National Council on Measurement in Education/American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Ill., April 21-25, 2003.

•Jen-miau Lin of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, a geography doctoral student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, who was accepted to deliver an oral presentation, Geography: Swinging Between Political and Epistemological Correctness, at the Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 3-9, 2003.

The WISE Travel Grants are awarded each fall and spring semester following the schedule and guidelines found on the WISE Website: For further information about WISE, contact Chris Brus, director, at (319) 355-3530 or at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 301, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACT: Gary Galluzzo, Writer, 319-384-0009,