Scholarly Forum Winners

Arts and Humanities

1st Place: Nicholas Cabezas, English – MA

2nd Place: Libia Montaño, Music – MM

Social and Behavioral Sciences

1st Place: Alexander Eden, Biology – PhD

2nd Place: Katharine Crooks – Cognitive Neuroscience – PhD

Health and Life Sciences

1st Place: Noble Amadi, Biomedical Engineering – PhD

2nd Place (tie): Jeanpierre Fuente, Biochemistry – PhD

2nd Place (tie): Daniel Martinez-Perez, Public Health – PhD

Physical Sciences & Engineering

1st Place: Rodrigo Restrepo, Chemistry – PhD

2nd Place: Aasma Dahal, Biomedical Engineering – PhD

UGS Excellence Awardees


Graduate Student Engagement: Eduardo De La Vega-Taboada, Psychology – PhD

Outstanding Paper or Manuscript (STEM): Santosh Khatri, Physics – PhD

Outstanding Paper or Manuscript (non-STEM): Gabriela Prone, Dietetics and Nutrition – PhD

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant: Nicole Vitale, Dietetics and Nutrition – PhD

Graduate Student Outstanding Creative Project: Abhijith Kunneparambil Sukumaran, Materials Science and Engineering – PhD


Mentorship of Graduate Students: Yuan Liu, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Mentorship of Graduate Students: Natalia Soares Quinete, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Outstanding Graduate Program Director: Rosa Chang, Criminology and Criminal Justice

UGS Lifetime Achievement Award: Douglas Wartzok, Provost Emeritus and Emeritus Professor of Biological Sciences