On September 30, five University of Guam students were selected to receive Research Corporation of the University of Guam (RCUOG) travel awards for education related travel occurring through December 31, 2017. The recipients will travel to various conferences in Asia and the U.S. mainland to present their research projects and enhance their academic experiences.
“We are able to offer travel awards using mileage accrued from purchases made with the RCUOG official credit card in accordance with Public Law 32-019,”said Cathleen Moore-Linn, interim executive director of RCUOG. “We are pleased to support students in their academic endeavors which helps to build the professional capacity of our island.”
Mischa Calvo Cruz, a senior majoring in Sociology, and Samantha Uncangco, a junior majoring in Psychology and Sociology, were selected to represent UOG at the 4th International Academic Conference in Social Sciences in Singapore. They will present their research on Guam’s ever-changing patterns of human ecology at the conference.
Marcel Kate Jardeleza, a senior majoring in Biology, had the opportunity last summer to participate in a National Science Foundation Research Experience at the University of Hawaii in Hilo. This October, Marcel will present her data at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Noelle Bautista, a senior majoring in Health Sciences, will present her abstract on tobacco, e-cigarette use, and sleep patterns at the American Public Health Association (APHA) national conference in Atlanta, Georgia in November. This travel award will also allow her to expand her knowledge on health issues, network with professionals, and remain current with the latest trends and practices in the field.
Christian Delgado will represent UOG at the Asia Pacific Association of Fiduciary Studies 17th Pacific Region Investment Conference in Manila, Philippines in November. As a Finance/Economics major and vice president of the Student Investment Club, Christian will learn more about the finance industry in an international setting.