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Graduate School Mentoring Award for Postdoctoral Trainees

Each year, the Graduate School presents the Graduate School Mentoring Award for Postdoctoral Trainees to trainees who have proven to be outstanding mentors in the lab, in the field or in the classroom. Mentoring can be related to one or more of the following areas:

  • Research design and analysis
  • Career and professional advice
  • Personal guidance

Nominations can be made by undergraduate students, graduate students, other postdoctoral scholars, faculty or staff. The award includes a $1,500 prize and recognition during the annual honors banquet. The nomination process requires a recommendation letter (250-500 words) and completion of a nomination form.

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of faculty, postdocs and graduate students. Nominations are due March 28, 2018 and winners will be announced April 4, 2018.

Congratulations to the 2018 recipient of the Graduate School Mentoring Award for Postdoctoral Trainees, Dr. Maria Guix, from the Multi-Scale Robotics and Automation Lab!

Dr. Shanmukha Padmanabhuni and Dr. Summer Forester were named as honorable mentions!

Thank you to all those that participated in the nomination process, this year. We received over 50 nominations! It was a pleasure to see so many examples of our postdocs shaping the careers of others!

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