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Grad Student Appreciation Week

GSAW SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Graduate Student Appreciation Week recognizes the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States. The 2014 GSAW included the scholarly forum with 100+ research presentations, the symposium with PhD and comedian Adam Ruben, free massages and yoga/wellness session, the Graduate Student Socials at MMC and BBC, and the Provost Awards Recognition Reception. Check out our page below and stay connect through FACEBOOK.COM/UGSGRADSCHOOL.

March 31 – April 1 | Scholarly Forum | CBC 232-235

The Scholarly Forum is a two-day event that provides graduate and professional students the opportunity to present their research to the FIU community. This year's forum includes over 100 presentations in a number of disciplines including but not limited to the Health Sciences, Biology, Teaching and Learning, Religious Studies, Chemistry, and Engineering, to name a few. Grouped by similar research topics, oral and poster presentations will be judged a faculty panel. (See flyers for full schedule). Refreshments provided.

Scholarly Forum Day 1 Oral Presentations Schedule
Poster Schedule Flyer Day 2 Oral Presentations Schedule

GSAW 2014 Forum Presentation Abstracts

Monday, March 31- CBC 232-235

Physics Presentations (ROOM B)9:00am – 11:00am
Bio & Geo Sciences Presentations (ROOM A)9:00am – 1:00pm
Chemistry Presentations (ROOM B)12:40pm – 4:40pm
Engineering Presentations (ROOM B)11:10am – 12:25pm
Engineering Presentations (ROOM A)1:20pm – 4:30pm
Engineering Posters (ROOM C)10:30am – 12:30pm
Physical Sciences Posters (ROOM C)3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 1- CBC 232-235

Social Sciences Presentations (ROOM A)9:00am – 12:00pm
Health Science Presentations (ROOM B)9:20am – 11:30am
Humanities Presentations (ROOM B)1:10pm – 5:00pm
Social Sciences Presentations (ROOM A)1:30pm – 4:00pm
Humanities Posters (ROOM C)12:30pm – 1:30pm

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April 2 | Graduate Symposium | MARC Pavilion

This year's Graduate Symposium will open with Ph.D. and comedian Adam Ruben, who will kick off the day's activities. Adam's talk will be followed by an industry panel, and a panel on securing fellowship and grant funded research opportunities. We will wrap up the day with a yoga session offered exclusively for you, our graduate students. Refreshments provided. [See flyer for more details]

Symposium Flyer Yoga Flyer
Free Massages by Student Health Services

 

 

GPSC Funding Workshop 11:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Adam Ruben, PhD and Comedian 12:00 pm

Industry Panel 1:00 pm

Funding Panel 2:30 pm

  • Lidia Kos, Ph.D., Associate Dean, University Graduate School
  • Karl Krupp, Grants Coordinator, University Graduate School
  • Nicki Fraser, Graduate Student, Ph.D. in Public Administration
  • Rebekah Schulze, Ed.D., Director, Office of Fellowships and Competitive Scholarships
  • Nazife E. Ganapati, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration
  • Ludmilla Etienne, Associate Director, Research Program Pre-Award, Division of Research

Yoga Session 4:00 pm

**Free Massages by Student Health Services 10:30am – 2:00 pm

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April 3 | Graduate Student Social | Chili's Too Patio

Join your fellow grad students for a relaxed evening filled with free food, signed raffle prizes from the NHL's Florida Panthers, and live music by BiG Tasty and Robbie Elias! Students can also purchase discounted tickets for the NHL's Florida Panthers Grad Appreciation Day (April 4th) match against the Calgary Flames, using the code "FIU" at checkout when visiting FIU Ticketmaster web site. [See flyer for more details]

Grad Social Flyer Panthers Raffle Flyer
BBC Social Flyer

 

 

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April 4 | Provost Awards Recognition Reception | Frost Art Museum Café

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GSAW ends with an awards ceremony acknowledging FIU's outstanding graduate students and faculty. Scholarly Forum and Provost Award recipients are recognized. [See flyer for more details]

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the 2014 Provost Awards:

  • Graduate Student Engagement
    Jason Downing, Biology
    For his work with the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and the Miami Dade County Public Schools.

  • Graduate Student Outstanding Creative Product
    Kelley Peters, Chemistry
    For her project titled "Development of Paper Microfluidic Devices for the Rapid, On-Site Detection of Improvised Explosive Compounds".

  • Graduate Student Outstanding Paper or Manuscript
    Andrew Shantz, Biology
    For his co-authored publication: Shantz, A.A., & D.E. Burkepile. In Press. Context-dependent effects of nutrient loading on the coral-algal mutualism. Ecology.

    Maria Zumaglini, History
    For her paper titled "What Every Student Should Know about Mary Mann's Translation of Facundo, or Civilization and Barbarism by Domingo Sarmiento and Mary Peabody Mann," under review by the Hispanic American Historical Review.

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
    Alan Meca, Psychology
    For educating and inspiring his undergraduate students in the department of Psychology.

  • Outstanding Graduate Program Director
    Wei-Chiang Lin, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    For the extensive contributions he has made to the Biomedical Engineering graduate program.

  • Mentorship of Graduate Students
    Thomas Reio, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, College of Education
    For guidance and mentorship of graduate students within the department.

 

Please join us in congratulating this year's Scholarly Forum Winners:

Oral Presentations

  • Biology & Geosciences
    Yosmel Sanchez-Hernandez First Place
    Juliana Corrales Second Place
    Deepthi Nori Third Place
  • Engineering
    Yinchen Song First Place
    Maryam Asghari Mooneghi Second Place
    Mehrnoosh Mahmoudi Third Place
  • Physics
    Purushottam Tiwari First Place
    Trisha Ashley Second Place
    Ramona Perez Third Place
  • Chemistry
    Kelley Peters First Place
    Alan McKenzie Second Place
    Michelle Cerreta Third Place
  • Social Sciences (Psychology)
    Andre Maharaj First Place
    Dana Hirn Second Place
    Alan Meca Third Place
  • Social Sciences
    Alina Nazareth First Place
    Daniela Ottati Second Place
    Zeila Frade Third Place
  • Health Sciences
    Sahar Ajabshir First Place
    Rana Jaber Second Place
    Joel Exebio Third Place
  • Humanities
    David Vitt First Place
    Seth Manthey Second Place
    Svetlana Tyutina Third Place

Poster Sessions

  • Humanities posters
    Jim Harper First Place
    Ari Nemser Second Place
    Raed Bahelah Third Place
  • Engineering
    Saman Sargolzaei First Place
    Reza Sheykhi Second Place
    Jin Zhu Third Place
  • Physical Sciences
    Natalie Damaso First Place
    Lauren Colón-Crespo Second Place
    Sarah Dhalla Third Place

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Panthers Grad Appreciation Day

Panthers Grad Appreciation Day Flyer

To purchase tickets for the NHL's Florida Panthers Grad Appreciation Day match against the Calgary Flames, please use the code "FIU" at checkout when visiting FIU Ticketmaster web site.

FOR EVENT PHOTOS, UPDATES, AND MORE, VISIT:FACEBOOK.COM/UGSGRADSCHOOL

FOR EVENT PHOTOS, UPDATES, AND MORE, VISIT: FACEBOOK.COM/UGSGRADSCHOOL