Graduate 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 2019 GSAW will include the Scholarly Forum with 100+ research presentations, the Graduate Symposium, the Graduate Student Social, and the Provost Awards Recognition Reception. Check out our page below and stay connected through FACEBOOK.COM/UGSGRADSCHOOL.

Details on GSAW 2019 coming soon!

Scholarly Forum


Learn More

The Scholarly Forum will be held on April 1-2, 2019. It will include poster sessions and a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. This will provide a platform for graduate students to showcase their research, compete for cash prizes, gain professional experience, and compete for a place at the statewide Graduate Symposium.

        2018 Scholarly Forum Winners

Graduate Symposium


Learn More

The Graduate Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019.

More details coming soon!

Graduate Student Social


Learn More

The Graduate Student Social will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

More details to come!

Provost Awards Recognition Reception


2018 Provost Awards Recipients

Congratulations to the 2018 Provost Award recipients!

Outstanding Graduate Student Engagement

  • Mohsen Taheri, Computer Science

For his work in the South Florida startup community, including StartUP FIU.

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Joshua Raji, Biological Sciences

For educating and inspiring his undergraduate students as well as training new teaching assistants within the department.

Graduate Student Outstanding Creative Project

  • Mitra Naseh, Social Work

For her project titled “Sheltering Survivors”, exhibited at the Coral Gables Museum.

Graduate Student Outstanding Paper or Manuscript

  • Claudia Battistel, Modern Languages

For her paper “El ‘Otro’ en nosostros: Inversion de roles en Retorno a Hansala de Chus Gutierrez”, which has been accepted for publication in Hispanic Journal.

  • Daniel Roncancio, Chemistry and Biochemistry

For his paper titled “A label-free aptamer-fluorophore assembly for rapid and specific detection of cocaine in biofluids”, that was a published in the journal Analytical Chemistry

  • Tiyash Parira, Biomedical Sciences

For her paper “Novel detection of post-translational modifications in human monocyte-derived dendritic cells after chronic alcohol exposure: Role of inflammation regulator H4K12ac,” that was published in Scientific Reports.

Outstanding Graduate Program Director

  • Mihaela Pintea, Associate Professor, Economics

For the extensive contributions she has made to the Economics graduate program.

Mentorship of Graduate Students

  • Yi Xiao, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

For guidance and mentorship of graduate students within the department. 

  • Arvind Agarwal, Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering

For guidance and mentorship of graduate students within the department. 

For event photos, updates, and more, visit: FACEBOOK.COM/UGSGRADSCHOOL

Apply Now