Clark School Home UMD
ECE

ECE News Story

Presacco, Heffner, Smith to represent Maryland at Universitas 21

Presacco, Heffner, Smith to represent Maryland at Universitas 21

This summer Ph.D. students Alessandro “Alex” Presacco (NACS), Christopher Heffner (NACS) and Theresa Smith (Kinesiology) will be representing the University of Maryland at Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference 2014: Celebrating Ageing Research, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Presacco is co-advised by Associate Professor Jonathan Simon (ECE/Biology/ISR) and Assistant Professor Samira Anderson (Hearing & Speech Sciences). He will report on the preliminary findings from Anderson and Simon’s ADVANCE seed grant, “Effects of Aging on Speech in Noise Processing in the Auditory Cortex and Midbrain.”

A travel fellowship from the University of Maryland Graduate School is making possible the trio’s appearance at the conference.

Maryland is a new member of Universitas 21 (U21), a global network of 27 research-intensive universities that work together to foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, student mobility, connecting our students and staff, and wider advocacy for internationalization. All Universitas 21 member institutions are research-led, comprehensive universities providing a strong quality assurance framework to the network's activities.

U21's graduate research conference is a forum for graduate students to present research in an international context and to meet student peers in their fields from around the globe. Presacco, Heffner and Smith will be the first UMD representatives to attend the conference.

Related Articles:
It’s not your ears, it’s your brain
Simon delivers three invited lectures in China
Jonathan Simon gives keynote speech at SPIRE workshop
Jonathan Simon is invited speaker at Paris Workshop on Decoding of Sound and Brain
Jonathan Simon is invited speaker at CHScom 2015
Jonathan Simon wins $1.5M NIH NIDCD grant for 'auditory scene' research
Simon and Alumnus Ding Publish Research in NeuroImage
Researchers publish human auditory system study in PLoS Biology
Five Clark School faculty part of $8 million NIH grant to combat hearing loss in older people
Jonathan Simon is invited lecturer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory summer course

May 30, 2014


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

FY 2018 Energy Innovation Seed Grant

Five Students Led by Jaffe Participate in the Semifinals and Finals of the International Space Solar Power Student Project Competition 

Khaligh Gives Expertise in Electric Vehicle Trends during Interview with DW News

Quantum Torque—Stronger Than Expected

Alumnus Profile: Christopher Chornay

14th ECE Fall Internship and Career Fair Attracts 45 Employers

Origin Wireless’s TRM Technology and Origin & Bot System Wins 2017 CEATEC Grand Prix Award

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts