The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.
A newly installed artificial termite mound is helping University of Georgia doctoral student Caroline Jones study and understand the social behaviors of two groups of western lowland gorillas housed at Zoo Atlanta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRTYNOE9QIA
UGA PhD student Angela Burrow, a PhD student in wildlife ecology, has been chosen to receive the P.E.O. Scholar Award, a $15,000 scholarship for the upcoming academic year. She is one of 150 to receive the award out of 945 nominated this year.
Read more about the P.E.O. Scholar Award here: https://www.peointernational.org/about-peo-scholar-awards
Cortney Bunch of the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources won the Award of Excellence for the 2019 Art of STEM Competition. Her submission, “Side-Scan Sonar”, overlays side scan imagery onto Google Earth imagery. Rui Li of the College of Engineering and Kristen Lear of Warnell School Forestry and Natural Resources and Integrative Conservation received Special Merit Awards.
Doctoral Student Swati Gilotra selected to participate in National Humanities Center Summer Residency Program
The National Humanities Center encourages the growth of education professionals in ways that directly affect the classroom using a project-based approach that supports the development of classroom-ready instructional materials, organize virtual events and learning experiences, and sponsor special events and research opportunities.
Alexandra Hofner & Elizabeth Wrobel want to celebrate the abundant wildlife & natural beauty of Lake Herrick through a collaboration between artists & researchers who study Lake Herrick. Hofner and Wrobel are both participants in the Graduate School’s GS LEAD program. Read More
David Vasquez was one of 40 young science leaders chosen to be a fellow of the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development. The Academy provides graduate students with opportunities for mentoring, networking and skills development, and for making contributions to their communities through science outreach. Read More.
The University of Georgia fared well at the Georgia Bio Awards. Benjamin Boward, a Ph.D. student in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, accepted an Emerging Leader of the Year Award, presented to young individuals who have made a significant impact on the life sciences industry through their studies or employment. Boward studies stem cell biology, specifically the genetic regulation of embryonic kidney development, with Stephen Dalton, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar of Molecular Biology and director of UGA’s Center for Molecular Medicine. Read more about Broward’s research and how UGA fared here: https://www.onlineathens.com/news/20190209/uga-has-strong-showing-at-georgia-bio-awards
The Graduate School is pleased to again offer a grant to support graduate students who wish to communicate the results of their research and scholarship to non-academic audiences. The outreach and communication activities supported by this grant will both engage new populations with the research and scholarship done by UGA graduate students and provide opportunities for our students to develop and practice skills that will serve them in a range of careers. More information is available here. The deadline for submission is February 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
UGA Libraries and the Office of Research sponsored the Capturing Science Contest. The contest challenged UGA students to communicate STEM concepts using any media or genre. Students submitted games, videos, poetry, art, illustrations, photography, interactive activities and displays, educational guides, a podcast, and other media. Check out the winning submissions here.