Every year FIU celebrates the accomplishments of graduate students, faculty mentors and graduate program directors by awarding Provost Awards during Graduate Student Appreciation Week.
These awards recognize outstanding grad student research and provides them with cash prizes. Usually, the awardees get to celebrate in-person during a special ceremony in which Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton and Andres Gil, dean of the University Graduate School and vice president of Research and Economic Development, present the awards.
Due to the pandemic, this year that ceremony — usually a highly anticipated and well-attended event — was canceled. But, Lidia Kos, associate dean of the University Graduate School and associate vice president of Research and Economic Development, says the contributions these students have made to university research is deeply appreciated and will continue to be celebrated, even if the ceremony itself is no longer taking place.
“The work of these graduate students is critical for the research mission of the university,” Kos says. “Without these graduate students and the work their mentors do with them, we could not properly achieve our research goals.
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