Seven graduate students receive mentoring awards

Published: October 24 2013

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Graduate School and the Innovation through Institutional Integration, or I-Cubed, program have named seven graduate students as recipients of the 2013 Graduate Student Mentoring Awards.

The award was established in 2012 to recognize graduate students at UF who take time to help others succeed as graduate or undergraduate students or in K-12 classrooms. The award is particularly designed to acknowledge the mentoring contribution from the graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, including SBE (social, behavioral and economic) sciences.

The recipients of the 2013 Graduate Student Mentoring Award are:

Judit Ungvari-Martin, zoology

Adam Reid, clinical and health psychology

Elizabeth Webb, botany

Natalie King, curriculum and instruction

Carrie Vath, interdisciplinary ecology

Ben Atkinson, wildlife ecology and conservation

Michael Schulz, chemistry.

The awards committee, composed of faculty, staff, and graduate students, received more than 65 nominations for the award. The committee was impressed by the outstanding mentoring efforts depicted by the nominees.

The official award ceremony will take place Oct. 29 in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom during the 2013 Graduate Student Research Day. Recipients of the award, their faculty advisers and mentees were invited to attend.

The 2013 Graduate Student Mentoring Award is sponsored by the UF Graduate School and the National Science Foundation-funded  I-Cubed Program.




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