USTF Grant Recipients

Follow the links below to learn about the wide range of students who have been approved for USTF grants in the past, in addition to the meetings they attended!


Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 USTF Recipients 

Student Name
Faculty Advisor
Meeting Name
Meeting Date
(most recent listed first)
Meeting Location
David Cho  William Porter Drum Corps International - 2017 Tour  5/18/2017-8/20/2017 Nationwide 
Brianna Artz  Dr. Doris Bitler Davis Eastern Psychological Association 3/16/2017-3/18/2017 Boston, MA  
Anna McLernon Dr. Doris Bitler Davis  Eastern Psychological Association  3/16/2017-3/18/2017  Boston, MA   
Danny Cabrejos Dr. Lisa Billingham American Choral Directors Association National Conference 2017  3/08/2017-3/12/2017  Minneapolis, MN  
Christine Connor Dr. Lisa Billingham American Choral Directors Association National Conference 2017  3/08/2017-3/12/2017 Minneapolis, MN  
Byron Smith Dr. Lisa Billingham American Choral Directors Association  National Conference 2017 3/08/2017-3/12/2017 Minneapolis, MN 
William Meinert Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ  
Tyler Verrett Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ 
Tyler Teagle  Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ 
Sahar WahidiDr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ  
Ryan Bartee Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups 2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ   
Raven McCrodden Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ 
Raina Aide  Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups    2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ  
Morgan Purvis  Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups    2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ  
Michael Crawford Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ   
Megan Stallings Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ   
Matt Cesnik  Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups    2/25/2017-2/26/2017   Princeton, NJ  
Luqman Fulmer  Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ 
Kiana Fregly Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ 
Kelly Monteith Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017   Princeton, NJ  
Hannah Blanco Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ  
George Toms Dr. Stan Engebretson   The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ  
Estrella Hong  Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups 2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ 
Erica Denham  Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ  
Elizabeth Bozhich Dr. Stan Engebretson   The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ   
Courtney Jennelle Dr. Stan Engebretson   The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ  
Connor Schaeffer Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017   Princeton, NJ  
Connor Couch Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ
Clarissa Foxley Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups  2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ 
Caroline Higgins Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups 2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ  
Brittney Cassandra Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ  
Bridgett Nesfield Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups 2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ  
Brian Dillaway  Dr. Stan Engebretson  The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ   
Audrey Layendecker Dr. Stan Engebretson The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017  Princeton, NJ   
Alanna Milstein Dr. Stan Engebretson   The Cantatas of J. S. Bach performed by Amici Musicae, George Mason University Singers, other groups   2/25/2017-2/26/2017 Princeton, NJ   
Nathan Leys   Michael Hunzeker International Studies Association 2017 2/22/2017-02/26/2017Baltimore, MD 
Beverly Harp Dr. Younsung Kim NCSE’s 17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science Policy and the Environment: Integrating Environment and Health 1/24/2017-1/26/2017 Arlington, VA 
R. Scott Leary Matthew Doyle VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II   1/07/2017-1/14/2017  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua  
Michael Schindler Matthew Doyle VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II  1/07/2017-1/14/2017 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Michael Mingo-Dabney Matthew Doyle VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II 1/07/2017-1/14/2017
Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Laura Meadows Matthew Doyle VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II   1/07/2017-1/14/2017  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua   
Jennifer Arias Matthew Doyle  VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II   1/07/2017-1/14/2017 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua   
Daniel Bentley Matthew Doyle  VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II  1/07/2017-1/14/2017 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua  
Benjamin Quann Matthew Doyle  VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II 1/07/2017-1/14/2017 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Badana Mohamadi  Matthew Doyle VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II  1/07/2017-1/14/2017  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Alia Gholoom Matthew Doyle  VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II   1/07/2017-1/14/2017  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua  
Abigail Armuth Matthew Doyle  VERBO Orphanage Water Project Phase II 1/07/2017-1/14/2017Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Taewon Kim Dr. Darden Purcell Jazz Education Network International Conference  1/04/2017-1/07/2017   New Orleans, LA 
Sarah Moyers Dr. Darden Purcell Jazz Education Network International Conference   1/04/2017-1/07/2017 New Orleans, LA  
Melody Roy Dr. Darden Purcell  Jazz Education Network International Conference 1/04/2017-1/07/2017 New Orleans, LA  
Kyra Larson Dr. Darden Purcell Jazz Education Network International Conference   1/04/2017-1/07/2017 New Orleans, LA 
Kyle DonovanDr. Darden Purcell Jazz Education Network International Conference 1/04/2017-1/07/2017  New Orleans, LA 
Khanh Ngo Dr. Darden Purcell Jazz Education Network International Conference  1/04/2017-1/07/2017  New Orleans, LA  
Jordan Crockett Dr. Darden Purcell Jazz Education Network International Conference   1/04/2017-1/07/2017 New Orleans, LA  
Iliah Burke Dr. Darden Purcell Jazz Education Network International Conference  1/04/2017-1/07/2017 New Orleans, LA 
Huy Ngo Dr. Darden Purcell  Jazz Education Network International Conference 1/04/2017-1/07/2017  New Orleans, LA 
Carlehr Swanson Dr. Darden Purcell  Jazz Education Network International Conference 1/04/2017-1/07/2017  New Orleans, LA 
Brandon Boling Dr. Darden Purcell   Jazz Education Network International Conference  1/04/2017-1/07/2017 New Orleans, LA  
Adam Gambrel Dr. Darden Purcell Jazz Education Network International Conference  1/04/2017-1/07/2017  New Orleans, LA 
Meagan Arnold Giovanna Chesler As Film Festival  12/07/2016-12/15/2016
Rome, Lazio 00199 Italy  
Benjamin Lyons  Peter Leeson Southern Economic Association 11/19/2016-11/21/2016 Washington D.C.  
Julio Torres Caroline Neely  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting   11/12/2016-11/16/2016 San Diego Convention Center (California)   
Christina Lane Caroline Neely Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting  11/12/2016-11/16/2016
San Diego Convention Center (California)  
Jason Fasano JP Singh  World Congress on Undergraduate Research 11/11/2016-11/18/2016 Doha, Qatar  
Jenny Fotang  Dr.Ted Dumas Society for Neuroscience Conference  11/11/2016-11/14/2016
San Diego, CA 
Saleh Abu-Ghannam Luanne Norden   VAHPERD Convention (Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance)   11/11/2016-11/13/2016  Richmond, VA  
Nicholas Schwarz Luanne Norden  VAHPERD Convention (Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance)  11/11/2016-11/12/2016  Richmond, VA   
Matthew Rogers Luanne Norden  VAHPERD Convention (Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance)  11/11/2016-11/12/2016 Richmond, VA  
Joseph Patrizio Luanne Norden VAHPERD Convention (Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance)   11/11/2016-11/12/2016  Richmond, VA 
Katharine Lai N/A National Communication Association 102nd Annual Convention  11/10/2016-11/13/2016 Philadelphia, PA 
Zachary Strickland John Kilkenny  PASIC percussive arts society international convention  11/09/2016-11/12/2016 Indianapolis, IN   
Philip Drembus  John Kilkenny PASIC percussive arts society international convention  11/09/2016-11/12/2016  Indianapolis, IN  
Morgan Sutherland John Kilkenny  PASIC percussive arts society international convention   11/09/2016-11/12/2016 Indianapolis, IN 
Kendell Haywood  John Kilkenny PASIC percussive arts society international convention    11/09/2016-11/12/2016  Indianapolis, IN  
Kays Ishaq John Kilkenny PASIC percussive arts society international convention 11/09/2016-11/12/2016 Indianapolis, IN
Joseph Pazanowski John Kilkenny  PASIC percussive arts society international convention  11/09/2016-11/12/2016  Indianapolis, IN 
Hayden Busby John Kilkenny PASIC percussive arts society international convention 11/09/2016-11/12/2016 Indianapolis, IN 
Cory Haley  John Kilkenny PASIC percussive arts society international convention  11/09/2016-11/12/2016 Indianapolis, IN 
Colson Meeks  John Kilkenny  PASIC percussive arts society international convention 11/09/2016-11/12/2016  Indianapolis, IN 
Chad Riley John Kilkenny  PASIC percussive arts society international convention 11/09/2016-11/12/2016 Indianapolis, IN  
Carla Lackey  John Kilkenny  PASIC percussive arts society international convention 11/09/2016-11/12/2016  Indianapolis, IN 
Andrew String John Kilkenny  PASIC percussive arts society international convention   11/09/2016-11/12/2016 Indianapolis, IN  
Claire Campos  Dr. JoAnn Lee Council on Social Work Education 62nd Annual Program Meeting  11/03/2016-11/06/2016 Atlanta, GA  
Austin Bradley Phil Rubin 2016 SPS Quadrennial Congress (PhysCon)  11/03/2016-11/06/2016 Silicon Valley, CA  
Michael Kamel Giovanna Chesler Virginia Film Festival 11/03/2016-11/06/2016 Charlottesville, VA  
Erblin Nushi Giovanna Chesler Virginia Film Festival 11/03/2016-11/06/2016 Charlottesville, VA 
Amanda Bowen  Giovanna Chesler Virginia Film Festival  11/03/2016-11/06/2016
Charlottesville, VA  
Alisa Posey Giovanna Chesler  Virginia Film Festival  11/03/2016-11/06/2016 Charlottesville, VA 
Leanna Moron Dr. Bethany Letiecq National Council on Family Relations  11/01/2016-11/05/2016 Minneapolis, MN 
Kelsey Rivers  Anna Pollack  American Public Health Association Annual Conference 10/29/2016-11/02/2016 Denver, CO 
Chrysanthi Violaris Dr. Bethany Usher  Mid-Atlantic Bioanthropology Interest Group  10/14/2016-10/16/2016 Richmond, VA 
Matthew Eiman Ali Weinstein 2016 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference  10/13/2016-10/16/2016
Seattle, WA  
Marah Mohamed John Woolsey  2016 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference  10/12/2016-10/16/2016 Seattle, WA 
Hannah Warner  John Woolsey  2016 National Collegiate Honors Council Conference   10/12/2016-10/16/2016  Seattle, WA  
Paul Zybak John Kilkenny  PASIC percussive arts society international convention   10/09/2016-10/16/2016 Indianapolis, IN  
Eadom DessaleneDaniel Lofaro IROS  10/07/2016-10/15/2016 Daejon, Korea 
Kaitlyn Scott Dr. Carolina Salvador-Morales 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting  10/07/2016-10/08/2016
Minneapolis, MN  
Dora Obodo  Dr. Carolina Salvador- Morales 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 10/07/2016-10/08/2016 Minneapolis, MN  
Brian Schnoor Dr. Carolina Salvador- Morales 2016 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting  10/07/2016-10/08/2016  Minneapolis, MN  
Shaun Meyer  Siddhartha Sikdar BMES 2016 Annual Meeting 10/06/2016-10/08/2016  Minneapolis, MN 
Katrina Colucci-Chang Dr. Laurence Bray National BMES Conference  10/05/2016-10/08/2016 Minneapolis, MN 
Ethan Rarity  Steven Schluchter Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society  9/23/2016-9/25/2016 Brunswick, ME  
Robert Graham  Nathalia Peixoto  Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference  8/16/2016-8/20/2016
 
Orlando, FL 
April Joy Aralar  Siddhartha Sikdar Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference  8/16/2016-8/20/2016 Orlando, FL  
Dianna Belman Dr. David Luther North American Ornithological Conference 2016  8/16/2016-8/20/2016 Washington, DC  
Christopher Fernandez Dr. David Luther  National American Ornithological Conference  8/16/16-8/19/2016Washington, DC
Boom Seo Koo Siddhartha Sikdar Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference 2016  8/15/2016-8/20/2016
 
Orlando, FL  
Maryam Sedaghatpour Andrea Weeks Botany 2016  7/29/2016-8/04/2016 Savannah, GA
Jennifer Jones  Reid Schwebach 2016 CUR Biennial Conference 6/25/16-6/28/16  University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 
Caroline Benzel Reid Schwebach 2016 CUR Biennial Conference  6/25/16-6/28/16 University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 
Arsenie Jurgenson Gerald Cook ICUAS'16  
6/07/2016-6/10/2016
Arlington, VA  
Andrew Sachs Changwoo Ahn 16th Annual Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society  6/6/16-6/9/16 Knoxville, TN 


Summer 2015 - Spring 2016 USTF Recipients  

Student Name
Faculty Advisor
Meeting Name
Meeting Date
(most recent listed first)
Meeting Location
Sylvester Young David Porter  2016 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference 5/30/16-6/5/16 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 
Jade Steward  David Porter  2016 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference 5/30/16-6/5/16  University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN  
Sean Burstein Liza Durant   American Society of Civil Engineering National Steel Bridge Competition   5/26/2016-5/29/2016 Brigham Young University   
Rebecca Haataja Liza Durant  American Society of Civil Engineering National Steel Bridge Competition  5/26/2016-5/29/2016  Brigham Young University   
Mark Fiorina  Liza Durant American Society of Civil Engineering National Steel Bridge Competition 5/26/2016-5/29/2016 Brigham Young University 
Craig Gray  Liza Durant  American Society of Civil Engineering National Steel Bridge Competition  5/26/2016-5/29/2016  Brigham Young University  
Brandon Limberis Liza Durant  American Society of Civil Engineering National Steel Bridge Competition   5/26/2016-5/29/2016 Brigham Young University 
Benjamin Quann Liza Durant  American Society of Civil Engineering National Steel Bridge Competition  5/26/2016-5/29/2016 Brigham Young University  
Victoria Fauntroy Amanda Caswell  37th Annual MAATA Meeting and Symposium  5/19/16-5/20/16  Virginia Beach, VA  
Samantha Hacherl Amanda Caswell 37th Annual MAATA Meeting and Symposium  5/19/16-5/20/16 Virginia Beach, VA 
Zoe Waide Matthew Doyle VERBO Water Distribution  5/14/16-5/22/16 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
R. Scott Leary  Matthew Doyle  VERBO Water Distribution 5/14/16-5/22/16 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Rony E Avalos Benitez Matthew Doyle  VERBO Water Distribution 5/14/16-5/22/16 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua  
Oscar Espinoza Matthew Doyle VERBO Water Distribution 5/14/16-5/22/16  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Jennifer Arias  Matthew Doyle  VERBO Water Distribution 5/14/16-5/22/16 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua  
Badana Mohamadi  Matthew Doyle  VERBO Water Distribution 5/14/16-5/22/16  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua  
Abigail Armuth  Matthew Doyle VERBO Water Distribution  5/14/16-5/22/16   Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Amanda Patarino  Dr. Robert McGrath  VCU Student Political Science Student Research Conference 4/14/16-4/15/16 Virginia Commonwealth University  
Ingrid Davis-Colato Viviana Maggioni Conferencia de Adaptacion de Nuevos Recursos para el Reciclado de agua 4/7/10-4/10/16 Usulutan, El Salvador 
Samantha Alexander Kim de Mutsert  Atlantic Fisheries Society Tidewater Chapter Annual Meeting 4/7/16-4/9/16 Annapolis, MD 
Ana Tobar Alissa Karton Clinton Global Initiative 4/1/16-4/4/16 San Francisco, CA 
Rodrigo Velasquez Alissa Karton Clinton Global Initiative  4/1/16-4/4/16 San Francisco, CA 
Kristine Olsen Dr. Peter Stearns Eastern Communication Conference 4/1/16-4/2/16Baltimore, MD 
Sameen Yusuf Dr. Ali Weinstein Clinton Global Initiative University Conference 2016 3/31/16-4/4/16 UC Berkeley, CA 
Hana Hanfi N/A Clinton Global Initiative University 3/31/16-4/4/16 San Francisco, CA 
Catriona Gates Dr. Ali Weinstein Clinton Global Initiative University Conference 2016 3/31/16-4/4/16 UC Berkeley, CA 
Zeinab SafiN/A Clinton Global Initiative University 2016 3/31/16-4/4/16 San Francisco, CA 
Rebecca Dooley Dr. Ali Weinstein Clinton Global Initiative University Conference 2016 3/31/16-4/3/16 UC Berkeley, CA 
Mariam Ghanem  Jason Dunick  Virginia Association of Economists Annual Conference3/31/16 Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 
MC Elias Dr. Shannon Davis Southern Sociological Society 2016 Annual Meeting 3/13/16-3/16/16 Atlanta, GA 
Adriana Pacheco-Figueroa  Dr. Nitin Agrawal  Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference  3/10/16-3/13/16  Shreveport, LA  
Brad Jones  Dr. Nitin Agrawal  Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2016   3/10/16-3/13/16  Shreveport, LA  
Zeb Zaheer   Dr. Nitin Agrawal  Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference   3/10/16-3/13/16  Shreveport, LA 
Zeena Husayni  Dr. Nitin Agrawal  Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference  3/10/16-3/13/16  Shreveport, LA 
Victoria Gray  Samantha Plourde  Panama Dance Exchange 2016  3/4/16-3/12/16  Panama City, Panama 
Elizabeth Whelan  Samantha Plourde  Panama Dance Exchange 2016  3/4/16-3/12/16  Panama City, Panama 
Amanda Malone Samantha Plourde  Panama Dance Exchange 2016   3/4/16-3/12/16  Panama City, Panama
Rodrigo Velasquez  Jan Arminio  ACPA - College Student Educators International  3/4/16-3/9/16  Montreal, Canada 
Ashley Frongello  Doris Bitler Davis  Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association  3/3/16-3/5/16  New York City, NY 
Kathryn Snyder  Paul Delamater  American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting  2/13/16-2/13/16  Washington, DC 
Adam Forbes  Luanne Norden  SHAPE America Southern District Convention  2/12/16-2/13/16  Williamsburg, VA 
Brittany Eckert  Luanna Norden  SHAPE America Southern District Convention  2/12/16-2/13/16  Williamsburg, VA 
Allie Boucher  Anthony Degregorio  2016 Southern District Convention  2/12/16-2/13/16  Williamsburg, VA 
Matthew Rogers  Anthony Degregorio  2016 Southern District Convention  2/12/16-2/13/16  Williamsburg, VA 
Saleh Abu-Ghannam  Tony Degregorio  2016 Southern District Conference  2/12/16-2/13/16  Williamsburg, VA 
Reginald Hellyer  Giovanna Chesler  Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Student Film Studies Program  2/4/16-2/8/16  Santa Barbara, CA 
Oscar Espinoza  Matthew Doyle  Puerto Cabezas School Water Project  1/12/16-1/18/16  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Laura Meadows  Matthew Doyle  Puerto Cabeza School Water Project  1/9/16-1/15/16  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Rony E. Avalos Benitez  Matthew Doyle  Puerto Cabezas School Water Project  1/9/16-1/15/16  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Anne Zheng   Matthew Doyle  Puerto Cabeza School Water Project  1/8/16-1/18/16  Puerto Cabeza, Nicaragua 
Basil Mouneimne  Matthew Doyle  Puerto Cabezas School Water Project  1/8/16-1/15-16  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Lauren Alger  Matthew Doyle  Puerto Cabezas School Water Project  1/8/16-1/15/16  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Saran Karra  Matthew Doyle  Puerto Cabezas School Water Project   1/8/16-1/15/16  Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua 
Lauren Marts  Amanda Caswell  Virginia Athletic Training Association  1/8/16-1/10/16  Williamsburg, Virginia 
Jesse Davis Jessica L Rosenburg 227th American Astronomical Society Meeting  1/3/16-1/9/16  Kissimmee, FL 
Paul McNulty  Shobita Satyapal  227th American Astronomical Society Meeting  1/3/16-1/9/16  Kissimmee, FL 
Zanib Cheema  Patricia Maulden   Beaconhouse National University Educational Seminar  12/28/15-1/14/16  Lahore, Pakistan 
Waqar Chaudhry  Syed Abbas Zaidi  PMC Medical Forum  12/23/15-1/20/16  Faisabad, Pakistan 
Juwariah Shareef  Lotta Moberg 85th Annual Southern Economic Association(SEA) Conference  11/21/15-11/23/15 New Orleans, LA
Katharine Lai  James Dobson  National Communication Association 101st Annual Convention  11/18/15-11/21/15 Las Vegas, NV
Nathan LaPierre Huzefa Rangwala IEEE International Conference on Data Mining workshop on Biological Data Mining and its Applications in Healthcare 11/13/15-11/17/15 Atlantic City, NJ 
Lauryn Cartagine John Riskind ABCT Conference   11/12/15-11/16/15 Chicago, IL
Yara El Mowafy
Michael Galvin The Undergraduate Awards 11/08/15-11/15/15 Dublin, Ireland
Brandon Langford Giovanna Chesler Virginia Film Festival 11/05/15-11/8/15 Charlottesville, VA 
Irem Dogancali  Giovanna Chester Virginia Film Festival  11/05/15-11/8/15 Charlottesville, VA 
Matthew Haskell  Giovanna Chesler  Virginia Film Festival  11/05/15-11/8/15 Charlottesville, VA 
Michael Rose 
Giovanna Chesler  Virginia Film Festival 11/05/15-11/8/15 Charlottesville, VA 
Ryan Hill 
Giovanna Chesler Virginia Film Festival 11/05/15-11/8/15 Charlottesville, VA 
Tiffany Wynn  Loren Petruny 2015 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 11/01/15-11/04/15 Baltimore, MD  
Kathryn Synder  Ramin Hakami  American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference  10/25/15-10/29/15 Philadelphia, PA
Alexa Brigitte Coles  Julie Owen Kadir Has University Conference on International Relations  10/18/15-10/25/15 Ankara, Turkey 
Emma Powers Dr. Naomi L. Gerber  ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting 10/15/15-10/20/15  Hawaii Convention Center
Jose Aguimatang  Emily Ihara Council on Social Work Education  10/14/15-10/18/15 Denver, CO
Rahib Zaman  Parag Chitnis 2015 BMES Annual Meeting 10/09/15-10/10/15 Tampa, FL
Beom Seo Koo 
Cristin Welle  Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Conference  10/07/15-10/10/15 Tampa, FL
Robert Graham 
Nathalia Peixoto Biomedical Engineering Society 2015 Annual Meeting  10/07/15-10/10/15 Tampa, FL
Alex Nixon  Alessandra Luchini Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 10/6/15-10/11/15 Tampa, FL
Rodrigo Velasquez  Latashia Harris Second Annual Queering Immigration Conference  8/27/15-8/30/15 The New School, NY
Vali Mansouri  Lester Kurtz
Society for Study of Social Problems, Annual Meeting: Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil
8/21/15-8/25/15 Chicago, IL
Waqar Chaudhry Thomas Rustici  PMC Medical Forum  7/20/15-8/20/15  Punjab, Pakistan
Maryam Sedaghatpour 
Andrea Weeks
Botany 2015
7/24/2015-8/06/2015
Edmonton,Canada
Laura Hovatter 
Sean Luke
RoboCup 2015
7/16/15-7/23/15
Hefei, China
Christopher Burns Sean Luke RoboCup 2015  7/15/15-7/26/15 Hefei, China 
Colin Ward  Dr. Daniel Lofaro RoboCup 2015  7/15/15-7/26/15  Hefei, China  

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Summer 2014 - Spring 2015 USTF Recipients 

Student Name
Faculty Advisor
Meeting Name
Meeting Date
(most recent listed first)
Meeting Location
Gabrielle Hamman
John Kilkenny Sewanee Summer Music Festival 6/19/15-7/20/15 Sewanee, Tennessee 
Kaitlyn Graybill Dr. Mrs. Caswell Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Symposium   5/29/15-5/31/15 Virginia Beach, VA 
Samantha Parsons  Lisa Shaw  Cultural Studies Association: Another University is Possible: Praxis, Activism, and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy   5/18/15-5/25/15  Riverside Convention Center, CA
Clint Ledford
Liza Durant 2015 National Steel Bridge Competition 5/19/15-5/24/15 University of Missouri- Kansas City Missouri
Anna Zhang  Ancha Baranova Virginia Academy of Science  5/22/15 James Madison University -- Harrisonburg, VA
Benjamin Quann Dr. Liza Durant 2015 National Steel Bridge Competition  5/21/15-5/24/15  University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO  
Brandon Limberis  Dr. Liza Durant 2015 National Steel Bridge Competition  5/21/15-5/24/15 University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO 
Farhan Choudhry  Dr. Liza Durant  2015 National Steel Bridge Competition 5/21/15-5/24/15 University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Lisa Grube  Dr. Liza Durant 2015 National Steel Bridge Competition  5/21/15-5/24/15   University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO  
Yahya Ahmed  Dr. Liza Durant 2015 National Steel Bridge Competition  5/21/15-5/24/15  University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO  
Mark Fiorina  Dr. Liza Durant   2015 National Steel Bridge Competition 5/19/15-5/24/15  University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
Oscar Espinoza  Matt Doyle  EfID Puerto Cabezas Phase I   5/14/15-5/21/15 Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua
Tooba Khan   
Aybike Birerdinc  VAS ( Virginia Academy of Science) Conference  5/20/15 Harrisonburg, VA
Ethan Rarity  Justin Schroeder Spring 2015 Meeting of the MD-DC-VA Section of the MAA 4/24/15-4/25/15 Roanoke College
Hayley Harris Justin Schroeder Spring 2015 Meeting of the MD-DC-VA Section of the MAA  4/24/15-4/25/15 Roanoke College
Kelly Pizzingrilli  Dr. Xiaomei Cai
Eastern Communication Association Conference

4/23/15-4/25/15 Philadelphia, PA
Amanda Sabella  Dr. R.V. Pierre Rodgers 2015 James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference 4/23/15-4/24/15 Philadelphia, PA
Laith Alhussein  Wilsaan Joiner   Society for the Neural Control of Movement  4/19/2015-4/25/15  Charleston, SC
David Remer  Wilsaan Joiner 2015 Northeast Bioengineering Conference  4/16/15-4/20/15 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mohamed Ali  Wilsaan Joiner 2015 Northeast Bioengineering Conference  4/16/15-4/20/15  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York
Laura Woods Dr. Suzanne Carmack   DC Health Communication Department  4/16/2015-4/19/15 Fairfax, VA
Neha Bansal Kylene Kehn-Hall Georgetown Undergraduate Research Conference 4/16/15-4/17/15 Georgetown University, Washington, DC 
Carl Walker  Sean Luke RoboCup  4/15/15-5/26/15 Hefei, China 
Corina Solorzano  Dr. Jatinder P. Singh The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 4/15/2015-4/19/2015 Cheney, WA
Rodrigo Velasquez  Latashia Harris 2015 Global Engagement Summit  4/15/2015-4/19/2015 Northwestern University
Juwariah Shareef  Lotta Moberg 9'th Annual Student Research Conrernce "Politics, Society and Foreign Affairs"  4/10/15 VCU Student Commons, Richmond VA 
Sheila Martin Keith Clark  Butler Undergraduate Research Conference 2015 4/08/2015-4/11/15 Indianapolis, IN
Oliver DeLotto John Kilkenny Performance and Research Tour  4/06/2015-4/12/15 
San Jose, Costa Rica
Max Fahland John Kilkenny Performance and Research Tour   4/06/2015-4/12/15  San Jose, Costa Rica
Kareema Smith 
 
Dr. Joya Crear 
2015 NASPA Conference   3/22/2015-3/24/15  New Orleans, LA 
Grace Beya Dr. Joya Crear  2015 NASPA Conference 3/22/15-3/24/15 New Orleans, LA 
Alexa Brigitte Coles 
 
Dr. Julie Owen

The Tenth Annual AUC Conference for Excellence in Undergraduate or Research, Entrepreneurship and Creative Achievement  2/20/15-2/26/15 Cairo, Egypt

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Summer 2013 - Spring 2014 USTF Recipients 

Student Name
Faculty Advisor
Meeting Name
Meeting Date
(most recent listed first)
Meeting Location
Ali Moosvi
(Biology)
Ancha Baranova
Virginia Academy of Science

5/22/13-5/24/13
Blacksburg, VA
Caitlin Kobb
(Chemistry)
Ancha Baranova
Virginia Academy of Science
5/22/13-5/23/13
Blacksburg, VA
Mariam Hashemi
(Biology)
Ancha Baranova
Virginia Academy of Science
5/22/13-5/23/13
Blacksburg, VA
Melinda Matthews
(Conflict Resolution Studies)
Susan Hirsch
6th Annual CRE (Conflict Resolution Education) Summit
6/14/13-6/18/13
Cleveland, OH
Michael Shuler
(Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructural Engineering)
Matthew Doyle
EfID Sabana Grande Project
8/13/13-8/21/13
Esteli, Nicaragua

Santosh Neupane
(Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructural Engineering)
Matthew Doyle
EfID Sabana Grande Project
8/13/13-8/21/13
Esteli, Nicaragua

Rony Avalos
(Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructural Engineering)
Matthew Doyle
EfID Sabana Grande Project 8/13/13-8/21/13
Esteli, Nicaragua

Ashley Timms
(Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructural Engineering)
Matthew Doyle
EfID Sabana Grande Project
8/13/13-8/21/13 Esteli, Nicaragua

Karina Arango
(Global Affairs/ Government & International Politics)
Teesta Ghosh
N/A
6/24/13-6/28/13 Strasbourg, France
Anuraag Ravikumar
(Bioengineering)
Vasiliki Ikonomidou
2013 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting
9/26/13-9/27/13 Seattle, WA
Brittany Barley
(Biology)
Luisel Ricks-Santi
American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition 11/1/13-11/6/13 Boston, MA
Hozaifah Zafar
(Computer Science)
Huzefa Rangwala
BMES Annual Meeting 2013 9/25/13-9/27/13 Seattle, WA
Jordan Brown
(History)
Laura McCloskey Wolfe
BMES Annual Meeting 2013 11/15/13-11/16/13 Rochester, NY
Jade Alvarado de Kaplan
(Psychology)
Robert Smith

PSIFEX 2013

9/26/13-10/2/13 Mexico City
JaVeatrice Bonner
(Chemistry)
Michelle Albert

141st American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

11/1/13-11/6/13 Boston, MA
Katy Dalenberg
(Anthropology)
Alexander Benitez

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)

10/11/13-10/12/13 Sweet Briar, VA
Anna-Rose Wolff
(Mathematics)
Neil Epistein
Joint Mathematical Meetings
1/15/14-1/18/14 Baltimore, MD
Sarah Soliman
(Information Technology)
Danielle Rudes
The National Collegiate Research Conference at Harvard University
1/22/14-1/26/14 Boston, MA
Haley Vaseghi
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Sam Gelman
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Maggie Westwater
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Stephanie Skees
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Eric Cawi
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Katy Dalenberg
N/A N/A
N/A N/A
Hira Palla
(Community Health)
Panagiota Kitsantas
9th Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference: Forging Partnership for a Better Tomorrow
3/19/14-3/23/14 Chapel Hill, NC
Michael Walton
(BFA-Sculpture)
Edgar Endress
14th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology
2/25/14-3/1/14 New London, CT
Bum Sik Sin
(Neuroscience)
Carryl Baldwin
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
N/A Boston, MA
Jean Michel Rouly
(Computer Science)
Adrian Peter
IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E)
N/A Boston, MA
Eleana Velasco
(Spanish)
Lisa Rabin
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference
3/6/13
Chicago, IL
Niah Grimes
(Sociology)
Shannon Davis
Annual Meeting for Southern Sociological Society: Relational
4/24/13-4/27/13
Atlanta, Georgia
Emily Mann
(Anthropology)
Jeff Mantz
7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference 3/2/13-3/7/13
Valencia. Spain
Erica Gallis
(Anthropology)
Alexander Benitez
2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology 4/3/13-4/7/13
Honolulu, Hawaii
Rongrong Zhang
(Economics)
N/A
HAUSCR's Action for Tomorrow Venture (ATVenture) Social Entrepreneurship Conference 3/27/13-3/31/13
Boston, MA
Francis Aguisanda
(Biology)
Daniel Cox
Central Virginia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience 25th Annual Symposium 2/7/13-2/8/13
Roanoke, VA
Keil Eggers
(Conflict Analysis and Resolution)
Borislava Manojlovic
United States Institue of Peace Peacebuilding Workshop 4/12/13-4/14/13
Bloomington, IL

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Summer 2012 - Spring 2013 USTF Recipients

Student Name
Faculty Advisor
Meeting Name
Meeting Date
(most recent listed first)
Meeting Location
Kristin Wymard
(Psychology)
Todd Kashdan
ABCT 46th Annual Convention 11/15-11/18/12 National Harbor, MD
Nathan Dorfman
(Government & International Politics)
Jonathan Gifford
From the Outside In: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs
11/8-11/11/12 Hempstead, NY
Abdullah Ismail
(Neuroscience / Biology)
Robert Smith
2012 Society for Neuroscience
10/13-10/17/12 New Orleans, LA
Devin Porter
(Chemistry)
Barney Bishop
International Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Infectious Disease 9/8-9/18/12 San Francisco, CA
Jacquia Plummer
(Sociology)
Shannon Davis
American Sociological Association Honors Program 8/16-8/20/12 Denver, CO
Stania Shaw
(Music)
Kathryn Hearden
New York Summer Opera Scenes 7/30-8/12/12 New York, NY
Mai Abdel-Ghani
(Biology)
Laura Tosi
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 7/16-7/18/12 Kansas City, MO
Oladipo Eddo
(Kinesiology)
Margaret Jones
2012 NSCA National Conference 7/12-7/13/12 Providence, RI
Timothy Rusbasan
(Kinesiology)
Margaret Jones
2012 NSCA National Conference 7/11-7/14/12 Providence, RI
Byong Kwon
(Mathematics)
Padhu Seshaiyer
2012 SIAM Annual Meeting 7/8-7/13/12 Minneapolis, MN
Mohamad Elbarasse
(Economics and Mathematics)
Margaret Polski
International Society for New Institutional Economics Conference
6/14-6/16/12 Los Angeles, CA
Eric Cawi
(Electrical Engineering and Mathematics)
Charles Twardy
National Search and Rescue Conference
6/7-6/10/12 Lake Tahoe, NV

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Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 USTF Recipients

Student Name
Faculty Advisor
Meeting Name
Meeting Date
(most recent listed first)

Meeting Location
Catherine Dines
(Conflict Analysis & Resolution)
Patricia Maulden
Centre for Refugee Studies: Annual Student Conference 4/27-4/28/12
Toronto, Ontario
Irina Kuzemkina
(Global Affairs)
Karyna Korostelina National Conference on Undergraduate Research 3/29-3/31/12 Ogden, UT
Myurajan Rubaharan
(Biology)
Daniel Cox National Conference on Undergraduate Research 3/29-3/31/12
Ogden, UT
Luis Sullivan
(Neuroscience)
Daniel Cox National Conference on Undergraduate Research 3/29-3/31/12 Ogden, UT
Douglas Messier
(Biology)

Thomas Wood
SENCER 2012 Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session
3/19/12
Washington, DC
Carolina Espinoza
(Global Affairs)
Kristin Scott
2012 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 3/16-3/17/12 DeLand, FL
Paola Moore
(Global Affairs)
Mills Kelly 2012 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference 3/16-3/17/12 DeLand, FL
Michelle Buhrandt
(Social Work)
Dennis Ritchie Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) 2012 Annual Conference on Sustaining Quality BSW Education in Difficult Times 3/14-3/18/12 Portland, OR
Christopher Farrales
(Social Work)
Dennis Ritchie Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) 2012 Annual Conference on Sustaining Quality BSW Education in Difficult Times 3/14-3/18/12 Portland, OR
Griselda Areli Zelaya
(Social Work)
Dennis Ritchie Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) 2012 Annual Conference on Sustaining Quality BSW Education in Difficult Times 3/14-3/17/12 Portland, OR
David Brooks
(Earth Science)
Julia Nord
SENCER 2012 Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session 3/13/12
Washington, DC
Katherine Pereira
(Government & International Politics)
Ricardo Vivancos Perez
Creatividad y Derechos Humanos: El Parque Monumento Trujillo como un "Sitio de Conciencia" 3/12-3/16/12
Bogota and Cali, Colombia
Christopher Johnson
(Earth Science)
Julia Nord
SENCER 2012 Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session 3/11-3/13/12
Washington, DC
Peter Kakalec
(Neuroscience)
Jane Flinn
2011 Society for Neuroscience
11/11-11/16/11
Washington, DC
Waleed Osman
(Neuroscience)
Daniel Cox
2011 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & International Research Conference 11/10-11/13/11
Raleigh, NC
Myurajan Rubaharan
(Biology)
Daniel Cox
2011 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & International Research Conference 11/10-11/13/11 Raleigh, NC
Luis Sullivan
(Neuroscience)
Daniel Cox
2011 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting & International Research Conference 11/10-11/13/11 Raleigh, NC
Mai Abdel- Ghani
(Biology)
Laura Tosi & Joseph Devaney
Egyptian Orthopedic Association International Conference
12/18-12/22/12 Cairo, Egypt

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