CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 16, 2003
UI WISE program announces travel grant winners
The University of Iowa Women in Science and Engineering
(WISE) program has announced fall 2002 semester award recipients of its Dr.
Eunice Schuytema Beam WISE Travel Grant Program.
The award winners, each of whom received $250 toward travel to a professional
meeting to present scholarly work, are:
• Alina Bejan of Iasi, Romania, a computer science doctoral student
in the Graduate College, who presented her paper, "Peer-to-Peer Cooperative
Driving," at the 17th International Symposium on Computer and Information
Sciences (ISCIS XVII) at the University of Central Florida, Orlando in October
• Xuemei Chen of Shandong, China, a chemistry doctoral student in
the Graduate College, who presented her paper, "Synthesis and Bioactivity
of Phosphonate Analogues of Cytosine Arabinoside Monophosphate," at
the 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston, Mass. in
• Heather Quevedo of Coralville, Iowa, a geoscience doctoral student
in the Graduate College, who presented her paper, "An Exceptional High-Resolution
Stable Isotope Record of the Last Deglaciation from NW New Jersey," at
the Geological Society of America national conference in Denver in October
The travel grant program is made possible by a 2002 gift from Eunice Schuytema
Beam, who received her doctorate in microbiology from the University of Iowa
in 1956. She later taught at Chicago's Rush Medical College and served as
assistant dean of the college until her retirement in 1985. She currently
resides in Naples, Fla.
The UI Women in Science and Engineering Program cooperates with science,
mathematics, engineering and technology programs at the University of Iowa
to increase the participation and advancement of women as students, faculty
and professional staff. The program integrates the ideas, strengths and approaches
of women into research, teaching and service while promoting a supportive
environment for women to study and work.
The travel grants are awarded during fall and spring semesters following
the schedule and guidelines found on the WISE Website at: www.uiowa.edu/~wise/grads/travelgrants.htm.
For further information about WISE, contact Chris Brus, director, at (319)
335-3511 or at email@example.com.