Can you communicate your thesis or dissertation in 3 minutes or less? Thirty-five graduate students recently did just that in the university's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition! The three overall winners were Josh Winter (pictured middle) from the College of Education as Grand Champion, Evangel Kummari (pictured right) from the College of Veterinary Medicine as Grand Champion Runner-Up, and Bahareh Kokabian (pictured left) from the Bagley College of Engineering with the People's Choice Award.
Justin Allison, Ph.D. graduate student in Information Systems & Workforce Development (ISWD), has been selected for the McJulien Minority Graduate Scholarship Award for the 2013 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) during the International Convention. The award recognizes a minority graduate student in educational communications and technology who has displayed exceptional achievement during their graduate studies. Justin received a plaque during the awards ceremony at the 2013 annual convention held October 29-November 2, 2013 at Anaheim, California.
Graduate Student Mentorship Program
Faculty from many disciplines across campus attended the first of two workshops entitled “Fundamentals of Quality Graduate Student Mentorship” on Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 3-5 PM in the Griffis Forum Room. Roundtable discussions were led by Veteran Graduate Faculty who shared their experiences mentoring graduate students. The workshop was sponsored by the Office of the Graduate School, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Research and Economic Development. All faculty who direct graduate students are invited to attend the second part of the workshop on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 3-5 PM in the Grisham Room of Mitchell Memorial Library.
Graduate Students Who Are Making a Difference
This month’s Graduate Student Showcase features three graduate students who are making a difference to K12 education in North-Central Mississippi. The graduate students are research fellows in the NSF-funded GK12 program called INSPIRE (Initiating New Science Partnerships in Rural Education).
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