It is an integral part of the graduate study for the graduate students to attend professional conferences and symposia. For such travels, the graduate students should abide with the university policy http://policy.tennessee.edu/fiscal_policy/fi0705/. Please contact Tracy Lee at the MSE department office for questions.
The financial support is usually from the faculty advisor’s research grants. In addition, the university does have limited support through the Graduate Student Senate.
In order to encourage participation of graduate students in professional conferences and also in award competitions (such as MRS student award), the MSE department has a travel award program which supports 6 student travels with $500 each in every academic year. The application form should be submitted to Ms. Martha Gale at the MSE department office. The decision will be made by the Graduate Affairs Committee.