Research Corporation of the University of Guam

Travel Award

Research Corporation of the University of Guam

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Travel Award

The RCUOG Travel Award is available to current University of Guam students for the purpose of
enhancing students’ academic experiences.

RCUOG will award travel miles to students for the following purposes: 
1. Travel to a conference where a student’s paper is being presented
2. Travel to a conference that is relevant to a student’s academic experience
3. Travel to participate in a research experience project
4. Travel as part of a study abroad program
5. Travel as part of a UOG related sports or cultural program

2019 Travel Award Recipients

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Caption: Pictured from left are: Barbara Molarte, RCUOG accounting specialist, Christian Valencia, Lillian Troy, Heather Garrido, Andrew Mc Innis, Jeried Calaor and Cathleen Moore-Linn, RCUOG executive director. 

University of Guam students received Research Corporation of the University of Guam (RCUOG) travel awards for education related travel in 2019. The recipients will travel to Japan, Thailand, Kosrae, and Hawaii, the U.S. mainland to present their research projects, participate in internships, and enhance their academic experiences.

In June, senior and Pre-physical Therapy major Lillian Troy will participate in a physical therapy summer internship hosted by the Kameda Medical Center in Japan. Lillian will gain 100 hours of hands-on experience along-side licensed doctors of physical therapy in Kameda Medical Center’s state of the art facilities.

Frank Roberto, who is pursuing his master’s degree in biology, will present his thesis at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in Honolulu in October. Roberto, as part of his duties as a research fellow for UOG’s NSF INCLUDES grant, will also prepare UOG undergraduates to present their research at the SACNAS conference.

Graduate student Jeried Calaor will present his thesis work on the role that Mariana fruit bats play as seed dispersers in Guam at the 18th International Bat Research Conference in Thailand in July.

Sociology majors Alyssa Gordon and Heather Garrido will travel to Tokyo, Japan to present their research at the International Conference on Education, Psychology and Social Sciences in August. Their research focuses on how the collectivist cultures and values of Micronesia are impacted by individualism and materialism.

Additionally, three other students received travel awards in 2019 including English Major Arielle Lowe who attended the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pennsylvania in March where she conducted a workshop on native-centered composition theory and pedagogy; Christian Valencia, who presented his paper on the economic and non-economic factors of international migration at  the International Conference on Business, Economics, and Information Technology in Singapore in March; and Vince Campo who presented his research on Dog Vaccination and Quarantine: A Mathematically Approach on Rabies” at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Maryland in January.

 “We are able to offer travel awards to students using mileage accrued from purchases made with the RCUOG official credit card in accordance with Public Law 32-019,” said Cathleen Moore-Linn, executive director of RCUOG. “We are delighted to play a small part in supporting their academic endeavors.” RCUOG has supported a total of travel awards 30 awards since 2017.

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Pictured from left are: Arielle Lowe, Alyssa Gordon & Frank Roberto. 

Travel Award 2018

Caption: Pictured from left are: Gloria Travis, RCUOG chief business officer, Travel Award recipients Gilbert Mangosong, Rita-Rose Hualde, Elizabeth Rutun, Mylisa Gillan, Rovee Ann Rios, and Cathleen Moore-Linn, RCUOG executive director.  Not pictured: Melissa Gabriel and Ferdene Dela Cruz.

Seven University of Guam students received Research Corporation of the University of Guam (RCUOG) travel awards for education related travel occurring through December 31, 2018. The recipients will travel to Palau, the Philippines, Texas, and England to present their research projects, lead workshops, and enhance their academic experiences.

Melissa Gabriel, a graduate student pursuing her master’s degree in biology, will present her research at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Her thesis research focuses on the response of a specific type of coral to environmental stressors.

Elizabeth Rutun’s research paper was accepted for presentation at the 23rd Pacific History Association Conference which will be held in early December at the Royal Academy of the Arts and the University of Cambridge in London, England. Ms. Rutun, who is pursuing her master’s degree in English, will present her research on traditional Yapese dance as narrative and marker of change and adaption as part of a panel presentation led by Dr. Evelyn Flores.

Mylisa Gillan will represent UOG at the Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition in Manila, Philippines this fall. Ms. Gillan is a senior pursing her Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Economics. Along with her teammates, she will compete against 20 other universities on series of finance related topics. The competition helps prepare students to take the Chartered Financial Analyst Level 1 and Chartered management Accounting examinations.

Four graduate students pursuing their master’s degrees in special education, Rita-Rose Hualde, Rovee Ann Rios, Gilbert Mangosong, and Ferdene Dela Cruz, received travel awards Palau to provide a workshop session for staff and parents of the Palau Head Start program on the topic of early childhood special education.

“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 used 325,000 miles to support this current group of students and are delighted to play a small part in supporting their academic endeavors.” RCUOG has awarded ten travel awards since the beginning of the year.

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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.

 

imageMischa 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.

 

 

imageMarcel 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.

 

  

imageNoelle 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.

 

imageChristian 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.

“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.”

Pictured from top: Mischa Calvo Cruz, Samantha Uncangco, Marcel Kate Jardeleza, Noelle Bautista, and Christian Delgado.

 

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Caption: Pictured from left are: (top row) Ida Shalilian, Joleen Unas, Katlyn Sutherland, (second row) James Fifer, Cassandra-Jay Flores-Hughes, and Cameron Dudkiewicz. 

Gloria Travis, RCUOG chief business officer, Travel Award recipients Gilbert Mangosong, Rita-Rose Hualde, Elizabeth Rutun, Mylisa Gillan, Rovee Ann Rios, and Cathleen Moore-Linn, RCUOG executive director.  Not pictured: Melissa Gabriel and Ferdene Dela Cruz.

The following six University of Guam students received travel awards from the Research Corporation of the University of Guam (RCUOG) and will spend a part of the spring or summer immersed in interests related to their degree program.

Ida Shalilian successfully defended her thesis in Environmental Science in January and will return to Guam from her hometown of Houston to continue her research on her thesis topic, which, according to her advisor Dr. John Jenson, focused on “innovative field measurement and discovery of an extraordinary volume of freshwater discharge estimated to be 5.3 million gallons of per day, flowing from a cave on Guam.” She will validate her initial work with additional high tech measurements. She is expected to finalize her technical report and prepare her manuscript for journal publication as well as present her thesis to Guam Waterworks Authority.
Joleen Unas, Fine Arts and Computer Science major, and Katlyn Sutherland, Fine Arts major, were both selected to represent UOG at the Zureta- the Misprint Exhibition held at the Chinretsukan Art Gallery at Tokyo University of the Arts in May. This printmaking show receives submissions from twenty universities around the world and throughout the year the show will travel to other countries. Unas and Sutherland will also participate in the International Printmaking Symposium, which is being held in conjunction with the exhibit. “Attending and participating in international events like this is a great opportunity for students to meet with other artists who share the same passion,” said Sutherland.

James Fifer, graduate student in Marine Biology, will travel to England to continue research on an emerging coral disease discovered by UOG Marine Lab’s Dr. Laurie Raymundo. He will participate in the analysis and sampling of DNA, RNA and protein cells, which are essential steps in the study of a new coral disease. James will work in Dr. Mike Sweet’s laboratory at the University of Derby in England. Dr. Sweet and Dr. Raymundo are partners in this research project. 

 Cassandra-Jay Flores-Hughes, Education major, has a strong interest in developing a set of courses centered on climate change that is culturally relevant to the region. The RCUOG travel award will allow her to participate in the Pacific Education Conference in Palau this July, where she will learn more about developing climate science curriculum and lesson plans to use at the high school level.

Cameron Dudkiewicz, majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources, will attend the Society for Human Resources Management national conference in New Orleans this June. He will have the opportunity to network with HR professionals from around the world and across the USA. Upon his return, Cameron will give a presentation to other business students at UOG about his experience at the largest Human Resources Management conference in the world.

“We were able to offer travel awards to assist students in getting to their destinations 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. “RCUOG continues to unlock opportunities for UOG students and researchers, supporting them in their endeavors, which results in positive outcomes for Guam and the region,” she added.