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Grad Student Appreciation Week


Graduate Student Appreciation Week recognizes the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States. The 2017 GSAW includes the scholarly forum with 100+ research presentations, the graduate symposium, free massages, the Graduate Student Social at MMC, and the Provost Awards Recognition Reception. Check out our page below and stay connect through FACEBOOK.COM/UGSGRADSCHOOL.

Check out the weeklong schedule of events below!

March 27 – March 28 | Scholarly Forum | GC Ballrooms

The Scholarly Forum, which includes poster sessions and oral presentations, provides a platform for graduate students to showcase their research, compete for cash prizes, gain professional experience, and compete for a place at the state's Graduate Symposium.

Check out the weeklong schedule of events below!

March 29 | Graduate Symposium | MARC Pavilion

All Symposium Activities will take place at the MARC Pavilion.

Check out the events scheduled for the day!

  • 12:00 – 2:00pm Innovation Talk: Join us for lunch to hear Dr. Heinz Arnheiter from National Institutes of Health discussing publications and Ms. Elizabeth Garami from FIU's Office of Research and Economic Development discussing patents. Together they will hold a Q&A on innovation.
  • *11:30am – 2:30pm Free Massages: The Student Health Services will be providing free massages on-site during the graduate symposium.
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm Comedy Hour: Adam Ruben - Ph.D., Comedian, and Author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School

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March 30 | Graduate Student Social | CBC 155/Vicky Cafe

  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Guest Speaker: Dr. Christine Grant - Navigating your Journey on the Academic Sea in CBC 155.
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Social: Enjoy free food and open mic night at Vicky Café!

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March 31 | Provost Awards Recognition Reception

GSAW ends with an awards ceremony acknowledging FIU's outstanding graduate students and faculty. Scholarly Forum and Provost Award recipients are recognized.

Here are this year's Provost Award recipients:

  • Graduate Student Engagement
    Laurel Nakanishi, English
  • Graduate Student Outstanding Paper or Manuscript
    Alvin Chiang, Economics
    James Stroud, Biological Sciences
    Haixiang Yu, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Arash Moshkforoush, Biomedical Engineering
  • Outstanding Graduate Program Director
    Kirsten Wood, Associate Professor, History
  • Mentorship of Graduate Students
    Suzanne Koptur, Professor, Biological Sciences
    Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, Assistant Professor, Psychology

Check out GSAW Photos and Flyers from Previous Years

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