CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Research & Commencement Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Research Excellence Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies through its Graduate Student Excellence Committee selects graduate students (full-time master’s and doctoral), who have exhibited outstanding research/scholarship/creativity in the past year, for certificates of recognition and monetary awards. Winners are notified ahead of time and receive their awards at Graduate Student Day, Friday, May 30, 2014 5-7pm Great Court, Main Building.

The dossier for each nomination must include the following information:

  • Graduate student’s name and the department/program in which the student is enrolled
  • Graduate student’s CV highlighting papers published, presentations made and conferences attended since April of the previous year, if any – the details of the papers/posters should conform to the format outlined in the Graduate Student Handbook on page 44
  • A 2-page statement by the student explaining the significance of their research
  • A letter from a referee/faculty advisor stating the reasons for nominating this particular student
  • An endorsement note from the department/program’s graduate advisor or director/head

Nominations for Research Excellence Awards should be submitted by faculty/staff to the Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Studies at limtk@drexel.edu in a single PDF file or by hand to the Office of Graduate Studies (Randell 240) by 5pm Friday, May 9, 2014.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Commencement Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies runs a number of award competitions to recognize the achievements of graduate students. Nomination materials in a single PDF file should be e-mailed by faculty/staff to limtk@drexel.edu by 5pm Friday, May 16, 2014.

Outstanding Master’s Awards

This award will be presented to master’s degree student at Drexel who demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship, leadership ability and strong commitment to civic responsibility among their peers. This award is designed for those who are receiving their master’s degrees and leaving Drexel. Students who are PhD and doctoral students collecting a master’s along the way are not eligible. A prize of $500 and a certificate of recognition will be awarded by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Outstanding Dissertation Awards

Three awards are presented to doctoral students graduating at each Commencement who have written outstanding dissertations that reflect great research. The awards comes with a cash prize of $1000 and a certificate of recognition.

Outstanding Promise Doctoral Awards

Three awards are presented to doctoral students graduating at every Commencement who are deemed to exhibit great promise in enhancing Drexel’s reputation in the future. The awards come with a cash prize of $1000 and a certificate of recognition. Three awards are presented to doctoral students graduating at every Commencement who are deemed to exhibit great promise in enhancing Drexel’s reputation in the future. The awards come with a cash prize of $1000 and a certificate of recognition.

Please talk with your faculty or department about your qualifications for one of these awards! Good luck!

Library Resources & Thesis Advising by Jay Bhatt

Jay Bhatt, Research Librarian will host FREE library resources and thesis advising sessions every Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm in the Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A). Advising is open to ALL graduate students.

Topics covered:

  • EndNote & RefWorks
  • Locating Standards
  • Thesis Writing
  • Effective Sources, Articles & Literature Review
  • Additional Web Resources
  • Advice and FAQs

For more information, please contact Jay Bhatt (drexeleng@gmail.com)

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Graduate Student Day 2014

 

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s Graduate Student Day awards ceremony and reception hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)!

Graduate Student Day 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Great Court, Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Graduate Student Day is a special event held to honor graduate students for excellence in research and teaching, graduate student spirit, and graduate student organizations who have done outstanding work this year. The GSA also recognizes faculty and staff members who have gone above and beyond their roles to mentor and advocate for the graduate student community this year. Remarks and an awards ceremony will be followed by an appetizer reception. Award recipients will be notified prior to Graduate Student Day. All graduate students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend!

More about OGS awards: http://drexel.edu/provost/graduatestudies/workshops/graduatestudentdayawards.html

After the ceremony, please join us at Soundgarden Hall (Spring Garden & Columbus Streets) for a Spring Benefit: End of Year Blowout from 8:00 PM – 2:00AM featuring Wired 96.5 DJs Mijo and Ric City as well as DUCOM’s own DJ NAJ! Food and drinks included. Shuttles will run back to Center City and University City from midnight – 2:30 AM. All proceeds will go to Spells Writing Lab, a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that develops the creative and expository writing abilities of school-age children through free, fun, and imaginative writing programs and teacher development opportunities. Tickets will be $10 for graduate students and $20 for guests. Registration information and link coming soon. Please check our website for more information: http://www.drexelgsa.org/ All Drexel graduate students and alumni are encouraged to attend!

We hope you will join us in celebrating another successful year at Drexel.

Next Books & Bagels May 14 12pm

Join us for our next Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research co-sponored by the Biomedical Engineering Society Drexel University Chapter (BMES)!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Latifa Jackson
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Science, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
“Addiction, Mental Health and Immunity: A Complex Web of Genetic Interactions”

Rosemary Bastian, Arangassery
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
“Bursting HIV’s Bubble”

Moderated by Natalia Broz, Associate Director of Graduate Programs, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Tune in live: http://tinyurl.com/BooksandBagelsMay2014

Visit the Books & Bagels video archive:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DrexelGSA/videos

Want to speak at an upcoming Books & Bagels?
Fill out the form at this link:
http://tiny.cc/booksandbagelsnomination

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Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Beginning April 1, 2014

The month incorporates cultural celebrations and speakers to engage the Drexel community in a conversation on the existing realities of Asian-Pacific islanders in the U.S. and internationally. We encourage you to attend one or more of the events at Drexel noted below throughout the month.

Drexel University Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Events – Full schedule of events available at drexel.edu/studentaffairs/inclusion

Contact Information
215-895-2662
inclusion@drexel.edu

“The Fry” 4/5 3pm

Saturday, April 5, 2014
3-7pm
Martinelli Park
Corner of Broad and Vine Street
325 N. 15th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Welcome to the inaugural Edition of “The Fry” where food meets friends! Come out to mix, mingle, and eat with some of your Drexel peers and meet some of the representatives and members from the following collaborating graduate, undergraduate, & Greek-lettered organizations that will be in attendance; at Martinelli Park (Corner of Broad & Vine St.), on April 5, 2014 @ 3:00PM: DBGSU, LIGA, GSA, ΔΗ Chapter of KAΨ, DAACA, DMAP, and Stiles Residential Hall. Also in attendance will be our special guests: DJ Eddie Limo and special entertainment from our Greek lettered organizations.

You DO NOT want to miss what will be the largest welcome back social event of the spring term!

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1BBRz8XgqGcT1vvrCk8joQHQKkxhs8UMUzmo6O5PLqjk/viewform

DBGSU/GAPSA Business Etiquette Dinner 4/11 6pm

Business Etiquette Dinner
Friday, April 11, 201
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Bistro Romano
120 Lombard Street
DBGSU will be hosting a Business Etiquette Dinner in partnership with the Black Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (BGAPSA) of UPENN. The three-course meal will be led by Drexel alum and professional etiquette coach, Amanita Thomas, teaching us the dos and don’t’s of fine dining in a professional setting.

As we prepare to… enter the workforce it is important for us to know the proper way to discuss business while dining with colleagues and employers.

Dress is business professional. Tickets are $10 to reserve your seat.

Send an e-mail to drexbgsu@gmail.com to confirm your attendance. We will set up times to collect money before the date of the event.

http://www.drexel.edu/scdc/calendars-events/workshops/details/?eid=5075&iid=16081

Books & Bagels Center City 4/7 12pm

Join us for our next Books & Bagels on the Center City Campus!

Monday, April 7, 2014 12-1:30pm
New College Building, Room 3506, 3rd Floor
245 N 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Chelsey Johnson, BS
MPH Student, Public Health, School of Public Health
“Implementing Health Education Workshops to Reduce Preventable Diseases in the Alajuelita Community of Costa Rica”

Laura Jennings, BS
MHS, PA-C Student, Physician Assistant Program, College of Nursing and Health Professions
“Advances in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Healthcare and Education”

Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC, PhD
PhD Graduate, Creative Art Therapies, College of Nursing and Health Professions
“An Arts-Based Study of the Dynamics of Expressing Positive Emotions”

Moderated by Julie Kinzel, MEd, PA-C, Assistant Clinical Professor, PA Dept., CNHP

Tune in live: http://tinyurl.com/BooksandBagelsApril2014

Visit the Books & Bagels video archive:
http://www.youtube.com/user/DrexelGSA/videos

Want to speak at an upcoming Books & Bagels?
Fill out the form at this link:
http://tiny.cc/booksandbagelsnomination

Flyer: http://drexelgsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Flyer-4-7-14.pdf