Journey to Dr. Steil
Organized by: Jennifer steil
I am a working mother of 4 children, all 10 years of age and under. I am also working on a masters of science in physics, well on my way to working on my PhD.
I am at the point in my educational career where I need to become a familiar face at industry conferences, either by presenting, or at least attending, and asking lots of questions of speakers and presenters.
This is an extremely expensive thing to do when every penny I earn at work goes directly to my children. Travel funds are typically not available at school, and when I explain my situation to meeting organizers, they are sympathetic and do what they can. The biggest expense is always travel, with lodging in a close second (if none is available through the meeting).
This initial goal of $1000 will pay for my travel to, and subsistence during my attendance at DPF 2015 (where I will also submit a paper to be considered for presentation).
Any and all funds raised will be kept in an account separate from my familial operating funds, and anything not used for DPF 2015 will be used for the next conference.
Please help me achieve my dreams, and further my graduate student career.