Spring 2018 graduate travel award applications will open on February 5, 2018.

Deadline to apply will be March 5, 2018.   

To apply for conference travel assistance, you must complete the application. The application will be available again once the assistance program reopens.

There are two parts. The first part is completed by the graduate student. When the student enters the advisor's email address, a second part of the application will be sent directly to the advisor. Both parts must be completed for consideration.

Funding is competitive and limited, and a review process will be used to evaluate applications.  

General Guidelines

  • All WPI graduate students are eligible to apply and must still be a WPI graduate student at the time of the conference itself. 
  • You can apply only if you are giving an oral or poster presentation at a regional, national, or international meeting.   
  • Funds may not be used to attend a meeting if you are not the presenting author.    
  • Funds may not be used for networking or collaborative visits that are not associated with a conference.   
  • Funds cannot be used for society memberships.
  • Students may apply no more than once per academic year.    
  • There is no limit on the number of graduate students from a Principal Investigator's group that may apply each year, but this may affect the award decisions.  
  • If an award is being made, the student will be given $500 or $1000 towards travel including conference registration, travel to the meeting location, and hotel accommodations. (Meals are not covered by the Travel Fund.) The Principal Investigator or Department/Program should fund the rest of the costs. The student should not be responsible for these expenses. 
  • Acceptable items include transportation, lodging, meeting registration, and poster printing. Meals are not supported.
  • All expense reports should be turned in to the Dean of Graduate Studies in Boynton. Hall within one month of the date of the conference. Any funds not claimed within one month of the conference date will be forfeited.

Fall 2017 Graduate Student Travel Award Recipients

Abujrida, Hamza

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ashouri Choshali, Habibeh

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Bryant, Anne-Marie Chemistry & Biochemistry
Carvalho, Paulo Robotics Engineering
Chatterjee, Atanu Physics
Chen, Junbo Chemical Engineering

Chen, Lu

Mathematical Sciences

Devadoss, Samyuktha

Robotics Engineering

Dolivo, David

Biology & Biotechnology

Duralagodu Dattatreya Jois, Sathwik Bharadwaj

Physics

Fang, Jie Mechanical Engineering
Farmahini Farahani, Hamed Fire Protection Engineering

Fedors, Jeremy

Materials Science & Engineering

Feng, Mi Computer Science
Fitzpatrick-Schmidt Kyle Materials Science & Engineering
Gao, Weiran Chemical Engineering
Gaone, Joseph Mathematical Sciences

Gill, Kuldeep

Electrical & Computer Engineering
 
Gostu, Sumedh Materials Science & Engineering
Hao, Zhaopeng Mathematical Sciences

Hartvigsen, Thomas

Data Science

Hulse, Taylyn

Social Science & Policy Studies

Jiaqi, Ren

Mechanical Engineering

Keaswejjareansuk, Wisawat

Mechanical Engineering

Kelly, Sean

Material Science & Engineering

Krishna Moorthy, Ananthalakshmy

Aerospace Program

Liu, Jin

Material Science & Engineering

Liu, Wen

Data Science

Liu, Xinyue Computer Science

Ma, Rui

Chemical Engineering

Mansoor, Hamid Computer Science

Manzo, Daniel

Social Science & Policy Studies

Micciolo, Matthew

Interactive Media & Game Development

Najma, Bibi

Physics

Narykov, Oleksandr

Computer Science

Navabi, Arvand

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Nycz, Christopher*

Robotics Engineering

Pal, Anusuya

Physics

Partopour, Behnam

Chemical Engineering

Pearce, Katherine

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Poppe, Olga Computer Science

Qifti, A.

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ren, Yundon

Mechanical Engineering

Robbins, Emily

Biomedical Engineering

Sabarou, Hooman

Material Science & Engineering

Singla, Ashima

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Skorina, Erik

Robotics Engineering

Sousa, Bryer

Material Science & Engineering

Stevens, Mitchell Interactive Media & Game Development

Strauss, Mark

Material Science & Engineering

Strobel, Hannah

Biomedical Engineering

Ti, Chaoyang

Mechanical Engineering

Tlachac, Monica 

Data Science

Tsaknopoulos, Derek

Material Science & Engineering

Uzonwanne, Vanessa

Material Science & Engineering

Veeraragavan, Ram Kumar

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Vo, Nguyen

Computer Science

Walde, Caitlin

Material Science & Engineering

Wang, Chuangqi

Biomedical Engineering

Wang, Le

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Wei, Mingrui

Computer Science

Weishaar, Adrienne

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Worthington, Shari

School of Business

Wunnava, Sushmitha

Data Science

Yan, Hong

Mathematical Sciences

Yu, Haixuan

Material Science & Engineering

Yu, Yuan

Mathematical Sciences

Zhang, Zetian

Aerospace Engineering

Zhang, Kewen Aerospace Engineering
Zielinski, Kenneth Chemistry & Biochemistry

*Funded by IGERT