“Attending conferences is one of the most important and fun activities you can do to advance your career as a scientist. You get experience communicating your ideas and work. You get to know others in your field from formal presentations and informal discussions in the hallway, banquet, or sightseeing excursion. Contacts made in these various settings offer rich rewards in your career, whether it turns out to be in academia, or in corporate or government circles.”
- Professor Emerita Heven Sze
Professor Emerita Heven Sze generously established the Heven Sze Endowed Graduate Student Award, which provides support to meritorious graduate students studying biomolecular sciences and genetics, especially the molecular and cell biology of plants. The fund will support driven students who engage in programs and activities that enhance their success, including but not limited to conferences that are vital for their professional development.