University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles United States
This report describes the use of funds for student travel grants to the 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Transducers 2015. The Transducers conference series provides an immersive technical experience for attendees, showcasing major technological, scientific and commercial breakthroughs in mechanical, optical, chemical and biological devices and systems using micro and nanotechnology. The conference was held from June 21st through June 25th, 2015 in Anchorage Alaska and included participants from academia, industry, and government research entities. The technical program included world-renowned plenary and invited speakers, as well as sessions for peer-reviewed oral and poster presentations. Transducers is a student-focused conference, where a large majority of the presentations are given by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. The travel grant awardees were selected from students who were first authors of accepted abstracts to the conference and whose work help exceptionally high promise. This award provided valuable travel support to 6 student researchers, allowing these students to present their research results at the 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems, which was held in Anchorage, Alaska in June 2015. The conference, commonly known as Transducers, brings together researchers from all around the world to share their most recent results in fields ranging from medical devices to radio frequency systems to miniature robotics. While the conference brings together a group of researchers with diverse interests, they share the unifying theme of extreme miniaturization in their work, with devices ranging from the millimeter down to the nanometer size scales and below.