Date:   October 29, 2014

To:       All UF Graduate Students and Graduate Coordinators

From:  Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

RE:       Graduate Student Mentoring Award recipients

The Graduate School and an NSF-Funded Innovation through Institutional Integration (I-Cubed) Program are pleased to announce that eleven graduate students have been selected as the recipients of the 2014 Graduate Student Mentoring Award.

The Graduate Student Mentoring Award was established in 2012 to recognize graduate students at the University of Florida who take time to help others succeed as graduate or undergraduate students or in K-12 classrooms (i.e., working with K-12 students and/or teachers). 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 2014 Graduate Student Mentoring Award are:

Nicholas Dunbar, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering;

Daniel Frank, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering;

Khanh Ha, Chemistry;

Stephanie Ishii, Environmental Engineering Sciences;

Jacob Landis, Biology;

Regina Martuscello, Neurosurgery;

Alison Trachet, Materials Science and Engineering;

Cuc Tran, Environmental and Global Health;

and one group award for Douglas Whitaker, Catherine Case & Steven Foti, School of Teaching and Learning.

The award committee, consisting of faculty, staff, and graduate students, received more than 80 nominations for the award. The award committee was impressed by the outstanding mentoring efforts depicted by the nominees.

The official award ceremony took place at the 2014 Graduate Student Research Day on October 28th. Recipients of the award, their faculty advisor and mentees were invited to attend the award ceremony.

The 2014 Graduate Student Mentoring Award is sponsored by the UF Graduate School and the I-Cubed Program.