2014 Summer Travel Grant Series: Presenting at the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2014) in Brisbane, Australia.

Junko Imai presenting at AILA 2014 in Brisbane Australia

Junko Imai presenting at AILA 2014 in Brisbane Australia

Summer Travel Grant 2014 Recipient

Junko Imai

UH Student Affiliate

I presented a paper, “Needs analysis of peer feedback to design L2 learner training tasks in a college-EAP program,” at the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2014) in Brisbane on August 14.  As this triennial conference is the most acknowledged in the field of applied linguistics, I luckily had a wide range of international audiences who provided me with their insightful thoughts on my project after my presentation.  Continue reading

2014 Summer Travel Grant Series: Fieldwork in French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, and Tonga.

Tina

Christina Sablan with Ms. Rongo Preston, a well-respected mataiapo (traditional chief) in the Cook islands.

Summer Travel Grant 2014 Recipient

Christina Sablan

UH Student Affiliate

I spent approximately one week in French Polynesia (Tahiti and Moorea), two weeks in the Cook Islands (Rarotonga), and ten days in Tonga (Tongatapu). During this time I conducted more than 25 formal and informal interviews with public officials (including elected and traditional leaders, as well as civil servants involved in land use management and planning), academics, journalists, land users and land right holders, attorneys and land agents, land court officials, bankers and business leaders, and other members of these island communities with an interest in land issues.

Continue reading

2014 Summer Travel Grant Series: Presenting at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities Workshop at the University of Tampere, Finland.

Anna

Anna Lou Abatayo presenting at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities Workshop

Summer Travel Grant 2014 Recipient

Anna Lou Abatayho
UH Student Affiliate

The workshop hosted by the University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities (North American Studies Program) gathered scholars from different fields doing work on free markets.  Scholars from within the North-American region as well as the European region gathered to exchange ideas and insights on the pros and cons of free markets and the solutions when these markets fail. Continue reading

2014 Summer Travel Grant Series: Presenting at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium in Tampa Bay, Florida

Ehsan Yavari presenting at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium

Ehsan Yavari presenting at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium

Summer Travel Grant 2014 Recipient
Ehsan Yavari
UH Student Affiliate

The “IEEE International Microwave Symposium” (IMS) is the world’s largest international conference in the RF/Microwave field. It provides the presenter/authors with a platform to expose their work to other researchers and gain valuable input from them. The acceptance rate of papers in this conference is very low and the quality of accepted papers are very high. I have gained valuable experience by presenting my paper “Low IF Demodulation for Physiological Pulse Doppler Radar” in this reputable conference. Continue reading

2014 Summer Travel Grant Series: Presenting at the Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterist Society in Park City, Utah.

Summer Travel Grant 2014 Recipient
Andersonn Prestes
UH Student Affiliate

I attended the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterist Society in Park City, Utah, from July 16-19, 2014. I received support from the East West Center Summer Travel Grant to present part of my research results in the conference.

My presentation was held on the first day of the meeting during the student presentation section. It took approximately 12 minutes including a question session. I received positive feedback, and some attendees were particularly interested in the fauna of Hawaii and the approach that I was using.

Continue reading

2014 Summer Travel Grant Series: Presenting at the International Science – Policy Workshop in Bogor, Indonesia

3

Hendri Yuzal presenting at the International Science-Policy Workshop

Summer Travel Grant 2014 Recipient
Hendri Yuzal
EWC Degree Fellow
ACEH HRDC Scholarship Recipient

It was a great opportunity to present my paper at The International Science – Policy workshop 2014 in Bogor, Indonesia, from June 16-18, 2014. The focus discussion was on Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation: Guiding development policies in the 21st century. It was a really great chance to meet people from around the world who work within the academics as well as practitioners and professionals. Continue reading