Student Travel Grant Support for IEEE SECON 2013
Tommaso Melodia Principal Investigator
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By supporting graduate students to attend IEEE SECON 2013, this award will increase the dissemination<br/>of the conference research results to a larger and a more diverse audience, which otherwise<br/>would not have been able to attend. In so doing, this award will contribute to the strength<br/>and inclusiveness of the research community, and will lead to the long-term health and vitalization<br/>of SECON. In addition, by giving preference in grant awards to women and under-represented<br/>students, it is hoped that it will increase the participation among these groups. By advertising to a wide<br/>range of colleges and universities, participants from a more diverse set of institutions should<br/>be able to attend and benefit from the conference. A broad and diverse population is key to<br/>the health of the research community.<br/><br/>Conference attendance is a crucial part of the life of a researcher. By creating new opportunities<br/>for students (especially those from under-represented groups) to attend a high-quality conference,<br/>this project will benefit the research community in several ways. The students themselves<br/>benefit from the opportunity to meet and interact with many other researchers in a favorable<br/>setting, and from attending research presentations that may be related to their research areas.<br/>The research community benefits from the improvement of the students in the pipeline, and<br/>from the introduction of new researcher perspectives. Additionally, everybody benefits from<br/>the increased diversity of participants attending the conference.