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Adele Miccio Memorial Travel Award for 2009-2010 Our late colleague, Professor Adele Miccio, loved to travel and cared deeply for students. In her honor, the
 

Summary: Adele Miccio Memorial Travel Award for 2009-2010
Our late colleague, Professor Adele Miccio, loved to travel and cared deeply for students. In her honor, the
Center for Language Science will sponsor a student travel award. Although many graduate students attend
professional conferences, it is often difficult in this context for them to meet and discuss their work with more
senior scientists. Networking experiences are an important way in which individuals become known in the
professional community, develop collaborative relationships, and arrange informal visits outside of professional
meetings. Given the relatively short time frame of the tenure period, it is essential that individuals learn to make
these connections to others in the field early in their careers. Therefore, the purpose of this award is to provide
incentives for planned networking and resources for these experiences.
Applicants for the award will generate a plan for travel to meet with one or more senior scientists. In most cases,
the applicant will visit the laboratory or working environment of the scientist. In some cases, the applicant will
attend a conference or workshop where he/she can arrange meetings with one or more senior scientists. If
meetings at a conference are proposed, the applicant must explain how there will be adequate time for
meaningful private meetings in that context. After the travel plan is completed, the student will provide a brief
written report of the experience, and will give a presentation at a CLS meeting to share the experience with other
students.
Here are examples of types of networking experiences that have proven beneficial in the past.
The applicant makes a two-day visit to a university with an active language science program. While there, the
applicant presents at a brown bag, meets with graduate students and post-docs from several labs, has
meetings with 2 faculty members whose research is relevant to the applicant's own, and has 2 extended

  

Source: Andrews, Anne M. - Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine