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   Welcome to the University of Kentucky Graduate Student Congress

Our mission is to unify and represent the graduate student body at the University of Kentucky in matters affecting the quality of graduate student life and work and to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and promote professional development for graduate students through seminars, forums, and social functions.

Visit us anytime to find updated information about events, resources, and to keep up with what GSC is doing for you!

Welcome Graduate Students2015 GSC Board 2014 3MT FinalsShayan Mohamadmoradi2014 3MT Finalists2014 Ice Cream Social LineFriends Hanging Out at the Ice Cream Social GSC Ice Cream SocialGSC Kickoff EventGSC Dinner with the PresidentDiscussing Travel Awards with Graduate StudentsGraduate Student Finances WorkshopHill Day at the State Capitol

2015 Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

The 2015 3MT Competition is over and what a great one it was. Thirteen fellow graduate students competed in early December for the chance to win almost $2000 in prizes and a travel expenses paid trip to the regional 3MT in Charlotte. Graduate students and faculty in the audience heard about groundbreaking research from across the social and medical sciences. The entire field was exceptionally strong and each of our participants should be commended for their research efforts and communication skills.

After two rounds, the field was narrowed from 15 to 4 award winners. We are pleased to announce our 4 award winners and hope that you will join the Graduate Student Congress in celebrating these talented and dedicated graduate students.

1st Place - Sydney Crawley, Doctoral Student in Entomology
Sydney won $1,000 and will represent UK at the regional competition hosted by the Southern Council of Graduate Schools

2nd Place - Katie McKenna, Doctoral Student in Microbiology ($500)

3rd Place - Shayan Mohammadmoradi, Graduate Student in Nutritional Sciences ($250)

People's Choice Award - Shayan Mohammadmoradi ($125)

Sydney Crawley 1st PlaceKatie McKenna 2nd Place2015 3MT Winners2015 3MT Finalists


Spring 2016 Meeting Dates

All graduate students are welcome to attend!

Meetings will be held on the following days in Lucille Little Fine Arts Library 302:

Monday February 1, 2016, 5:30PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 5:30PM
Monday, April 4, 2016, 5:30PM

Food and drink will be provided for board and representatives.

The next meeting will be held
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, 5:30PM.


Professional Development Workshops:

GSC, the Graduate School, and a number of campus organizations often team up to offer workshops for graduate students. These workshops cover topics ranging from conflict resolution in the workplace to becoming a source of innovations for your future department, firm, or organization. Check here for upcoming workshops!

2015 Workshops

The Fall 2015 Pedagogy and Career Development Series workshops are now complete. Please check back in the Spring 2016 semester for a listing of new workshop offerings.

*Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and UK Libraries
** Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the Stuckert Career Center
*** Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and Presentation U!
****Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and CELT
*****Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the UK Counseling Center
******Sponsored by the Quantitative Initiative for Policy and Social Research

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