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Fall 2017 Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Travel Award Recipients! The OPDA sponsored the travel of 6 Postdoctoral Scholars across the country to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields. 


Kristin Austin Psychology Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies 51st Annual Convention; San Diego, CA Michael Kofler, Advisor
Katherine Dale School of Communication National Communication Association Annual Conference; Dallas, TX Arthur Raney, Advisor
Catalina Cuellar-Gempeler Biological Sciences, Ecology & Evolution Ecological Society of America Meeting; Portland, OR Thomas Miller, Advisor
Nikhil Gupta Mechanical Engineering IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems; Vancouver, Canada Emmanuel Collins, Advisor
Anais Nony Modern Languages and Linguistics 2nd International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research; Ghent, Belgium Aimee Boutin, Advisor
Fei Wu Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science Goldschmidt Conference; Paris, France Jeremy Owens, Advisor

AIA Grant Award

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Craft, a teaching postdoctoral fellow from the Department of Classics. Dr. Craft was recently awarded a Julie Herzig Desnick Grant for her project in the Timok Region of Zajecar Province, Serbia, from the Archaeological Institute of America. The Julie Herzig Desnick Grant Committee was impressed by the comprehensive description Dr. Craft provided for her project, the research design, and its potential significance for archaeology. Dr. Craft's advisor and major professor in the Department of Classics is Dr. Daniel Pullen, Professor and Chairman. Congratulations Dr. Craft!

 

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Dr. Sarah Craft displaying her project at the 2016 Fall OPDA Symposium.  

Biological Science/Neuroscience Postdoctoral Oral Competition Day

The Biological Science/Neuroscience Postdoctoral Oral Competition Day held on Monday March 6, 2017 in the King Life Science Building event was a huge success! Congratulations to Dale Bosco (Ren Lab). Dale was the winner of the $500 shopping spree sponsored by VWR lab supply. Dale presented on roles in spinal cord injury. Below are photos from the event. "Click Here" for a flyer of all the presentations and participants.

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Spring 2017 Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Travel Award Recipients!  The OPDA sponsored the travel of 7 Postdoctoral Scholars across the country to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.


Allyson Gonzalez Religion Research & International Cinema and Literature in the 21st Cenury; Madrid, Spain Aline Kalbian, Advisor
Anne Kellerman Education ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting; Honolulu, HI Robert Spencer, Advisor
Erminia Fardone Nuclear Physics A Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) Conference; Bonita Springs, FL Debi Fadool, Advisor
Florina Erbeli Florida Center for Reading, Psychology Scientific Studies of Reading Annual Meeting; Nova Scotia, Canada Jeanette Taylor, Advisor
Lindley Graham Scientific Computing SIAM CSE17- Computational Science Engineering; Atlanta, GA Max Gunzburger, Advisor
Martina Luchetti Behavioral Science & Social Medicine Association for Research in Personality Conference; Sacramento, CA Angelina Sutin, Advisor
Shirpa Gupta Chemistry and Biochemistry American Chemical Society; San Francisco, CA Jack Saltiel, Advisor

 

Spring 2016 Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Spring 2016 Travel Award Recipients!  The OPDA sponsored the travel of 7 Postdoctoral Scholars across the country to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.


Alina Adrasi Chemistry of Semiconductors American Chemical Society National Meeting; San Diego, CA Michael Shatruk, Advisor
Rebecca Brower Education American Education Research Association; Washington, DC Tamara B. Jones, Advisor
Audrey Grockowiak Nuclear Physics Stewardship Science Academic Programs; Bethesda, MD Stanley Tozer, Advisor
Mathew Johnson Biophysics/Structural Biology NCMI Cyro-EM 3D Image Analysis Symposium; Lake Tahoe, CA Elizabeth Stroupe, Advisor
Bernhard Mayer Planetary Science Lunar and Planetary Science Conference; Houston, TX Munir Humayun, Advisor
Mark Rider Biomedical Science Cold Spring Harbor Workshop, Cold Spring Harbor, NY David Meckes, Advisor
Laura Santonja Thermal Analysis & Biomedical Engineering International Confederation of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry; Orlando, FL Rufina G. Alamo, Advisor
Zhenzhong Shi Physics American Physical Society, Baltimore, MD

Dragana Popovic, Advisor

 

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Fall 2016 Travel Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Fall 2016 Travel Award Recipients!  The OPDA sponsored the travel of 7 Postdoctoral Scholars across the country to gain professional development while disseminating their research findings and representing FSU in a variety of fields.


Trelani Chapman Florida Center for Reading Society for the Scientific Study of Reading; Portugal Chris Lonigan, Advisor
Sarah Craft Classics Archaelogical Institute of American Annual Meeting; Toronto, Canada Daniell Pullen, Advisor
Lida Ghazanfari Biological Science/Biphysics

Micro and Nanotechnologies for Medicine Workshop; Boston, MA

Steve Lenhert, Advisor
Christain Reusche Physics LoopFest Conference; Buffalo, NY and Multi Boson Interactions; Madison, WI Laura Reina, Advisor
Aditya Rotti Physics Cosmic Microwave Background S4 Workshop; Chicago, IL Kevin Huffenberger, Advisor
Mingchao Wang Mechanical Engineering Materials Research Society Fall Meeting and Exhibit; Boston, MA Shangchao Lin, Advisor

 

Fall 2016 Postdoctoral Symposium Poster Competition

As part of the Fall Postdoctoral Symposium and National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, scholars were judged in 3 different divisions ($100 award checks to the top presenters) including a People's Choice Award. We extend our congratulations to the following award winners! (left to right) -

  • Payal Ghoshi = 1st Place for Life Sciences.  "Potential Effects of Deep Space Radiation on Vascular Function and Impact onAstronant Health"
  • Tiglet Besara = 1st Place for Physical Sciences.  "Hardest Known Biocompatible Intermetallic Compounds:  B-Ti3AU"
  • Katherine Dale = 1st Place for Interdisciplinary Research.  "Mapping the Anatomy of Inspiration:  Identifying and Analyzing Elicitors of Self-transcendent Emotions in Media"
  • Veronique Richard = People's Choice Award. "Effects of a Creativity Supportive Environment on Divergent Thinking and Performance in Athletics" PosterWinners2016.jpg