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The University of South Florida Office of Graduate Studies serves as the center of leadership for graduate education at the University of South Florida. With our Colleges, Programs, and the Office of Research and Innovation, we offer a multitude of master's, doctoral, dual-degree, and certificate academic programs in addition to research and teaching opportunities for graduate students.
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USF Takes First Place in the 2016-2017 EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition for Change Climate Change

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors announced USF's "Change Climate Change" team as the first place winner of the 2016/2017 EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition. Teams of students studying environmental engineering and science created 2-3 minute videos on the topic "what can individuals do to help reduce climate change". The projects were assessed on their creativity, accuracy, ability to reach target audiences and plans for circulating the final video product. The teams have been invited to accept their awards during the 2017 AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference in Washington, D.C., on April 13, 2017. Congratulations Bulls for a first place win!
>> View the EESF/AEESP videos here

International Travel Grant Winners Announced!

The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) is pleased to announce the winners of their recent international travel grant competition. These students are receiving assistance with their airfare and conference registrations, up to $2,000, for presentation of first-authored research papers/posters at conferences outside of the United States. For a list of the recipients, please click on the link below. Congratulations to these students!
>> International Travel Grant Competition Recipients

USF Graduate Student Research Symposium

Our 9th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium was held on Monday, March 20. Read the students' abstracts and learn more about one of the biggest Grad student events of the year!
>> 9th Annual USF Graduate Student Research Symposium

New & Noteworthy

Student Spotlight | Kevin Orner

Ph.D. candidate selected as a finalist for the Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Costa Rica

Kevin Orner, a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Engineering, will represent the U.S. as a cultural ambassador. His research is on nutrient and energy recovery from centralized wastewater treatment plants. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. Congratulations to Kevin on his achievement!
>> Read more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program here

Faculty Spotlight | Dr. Sarina Ergas

Faculty Member Awarded 2016 SACNAS Distinguished Mentor Award

Sarina Ergas, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Engineering and 2015 USF Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Honoree, was recently awarded the 2016 SACNAS Distinguished Mentor Award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. Congratulations, Dr. Ergas!
>> SACNAS 2016 Distinguished Awardees
>> Dr. Ergas' Acceptance Video

Professional Development Workshop Series

Our Professional Development Series, co-sponsored by the Graduate & Professional Student Council and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, provides opportunities for grad students to learn and fine tune skills and knowledge that will be essential for professional development after graduating.
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Recent Awards & Honors

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3MT® Award Recipients
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award Recipients
Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Award Recipients

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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DEADLINE: Thesis Submission
March 24 | 11:59pm EST (Office closes at 5pm)

Preparing for Your First Semester as an Assistant Professor

Graduate Student Appreciation Week
April 3-9 | Click for Events

Writing Workshop (Sound Academic Arguments)
April 6 | 3:00pm | SOC 149

DEADLINE: Dissertation Submission
April 7 | 11:59pm EST (Office closes at 5pm)

GRAD 411: Demystifying Graduate School
April 12 | 12:00pm & 5:00pm | ALN 296

Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium
April 21 | 12:00pm | IDR Galleria