Adiari I. Vázquez-Rodríguez graduated from Harvard University with a B.S. in Engineering Sciences in 2005. After practicing Environmental Engineering and becoming a licensed Professional Engineer in 2008, she returned to the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where she is currently completing her doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. Her doctoral research focuses on the environmental transport and reactivity of mercury in the environment. Thanks to a travel grant from the Simon Wolff Charitable Foundation, she was able to present her research at the 11th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant.
Thanks to the generous travel grant from the Simon Wolff Charitable Foundation I was able to attend the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association 13th Congress in Monterey, California. The IPITA meeting is held every two years and is the premier meeting concerning the use of pancreas or islet cell transplantation as a therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Athanasios Mermigkas, a third year PhD student attended an IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science conference in California in June 2013with the help of a grant from the SWCF. His research may help to mitigate transport related air pollution. His report on the conference is on our Travel Grants for Young Scientists page.
Lydia Pickering, a third year PhD student attended an International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems in October 2012 in Japan with the help of a grant from the SWCF. Her research is relavant to the replacement of fossil fuels in transport. Her conference report is on our Travel Grants for Young Scientists page.
In Summer 2012, with the aid of an SWCF grant, a young researcher into pollution-free transport attended the Santa Fe Institute's Complex Systems Summer School. His report outlines his research and describes the event. For his report and for details of other young researchers' who have been helped by the SWCF, visit our Travel Grants for Young Scientists page.
Earlier this year, the SWCF made a grant to Karen Anderton, a doctoral student at the University of Oxford Transport Studies Unit to help her attend the annual meeting of the American Association of Geographers. At the meeting, she made a presentation titled "Examining sub-national governance: interaction and collaboration in reducing the climate impact of cars".
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