August 7, 2013 by jbmprentice
Congratulations to Syracuse University student Jasy Liew Suet Yan, winner of this year’s NEASIST Student Travel Award to the 2013 ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Montreal!
Ms. Yan won the award for her well-written and persuasive essay addressing why she wishes to attend the Annual Meeting, how she believes she will be able to use the conference experience to further her career, and how NEASIST or ASIS&T might benefit if she receives the award. She begins her essay by explaining that
“one of my research streams looks at how information scholars study information and technology, two components that are actively being discussed by this community. The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the perfect place for me to present a poster highlighting my preliminary work in this research stream and to gain feedback from seasoned information scholars to advance my research. Another stream of my research delves into the detection and visualization of affective information especially in social media. There is a growing group of like-minded researchers in Social Informatics whose research I am interested to tap into.”
Ms. Yan will receive up to $750 to help defray the costs of attendance at the 2013 Annual Meeting, “Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries,” which takes place November 1-6, 2013, in Montreal, Canada.