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Neimark Award winners study statistics, chemistry, plant sciences, astrophysics and linguistics

The five winners of the 2013 Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Award study biostatistics, molecular and environmental plant sciences, chemistry, particle astrophysics, and second language acquisition.

The award recipients will receive financial support to attend America's largest general scientific conference, the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 13-17 February in Chicago. (See

All five recipients submitted posters selected to be presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting. They are:

  • Abhishek Chakrabortty, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, with a poster titled "An Adaptive Semi-Supervised Approach for Efficient Estimation in Parametric Regression,"

  • Akihito Fukudome, Department of Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences, Texas A&M University, with a poster titled "A Plant RNA Polymerase II CTD Phosphatase Regulates Xenobiotic Stress Response,"

  • Lauren Grabstanowicz, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, with a poster titled "Oxidative Method and Analysis of Self-Doped Black TiO2 for Visible Light Photoactivity,"

  • Rebecca Reesman, Department of Physics, Ohio State University, with a poster titled "Using Gamma-Rays to Probe the EBL & New Physics," and

  • Katya Solovyeva, Department of Second Language Acquisition, University of Maryland College Park, with a poster titled "A Window into Emerging Explicit Associative Knowledge: How Perfect Can Practice Make You?"


Contact: Kat Zambon
American Association for the Advancement of Science

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