2018 Incoming Grad Series: Melanie Adams

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Melanie Adams is an incoming Ph.D. in​ Mechanical Engineering from Brooklyn, New York. She received her undergraduate degree from MIT, where she studied Materials Science and Engineering. Read on to learn more about ​​Melanie's childhood in New York and about her travel plans during her graduate program!

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Trevor Auldridge


Trevor Auldridge has been busy since he graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor's degree in Sociology. He worked at the W.E.B. DuBois institute at Harvard University and also spent the last two years in the City Year Americorps Program in Northern California. Trevor is coming to UCSB to pursue a Ph.D. in Sociology.

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Fernanda Montero

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Grad school marks the next chapter in Fernanda Montero's adventure. She is coming to UCSB from Mexico City, where she worked with the Mexican government and United Nations to channel more financial resources for nature conservation. She is very excited to ​come to UCSB and continue her work "financing nature" in the Bren School for Environmental Science and Management.

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Tanner Cassidy

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Next up in our 2018 Incoming Grad Series is Tanner Cassidy, who is coming to UCSB from Chicago to pursue a Ph.D. in ​​Music, ​​after completing his undergraduate degree ​at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Read on to learn more about ​Tanner's ​background, research interests, and his toy poodle named Raincloud!

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Meenakshi Shyamsundar

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The 2018 Incoming Grad Series continues with Meenakshi Shyamsundar, an incoming master's student in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Bangalore, India. Learn more about ​Meena's research interests and what she is looking forward to at UCSB!

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2018 Incoming Grad Series: Sean McBride

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First up in our 2018 Incoming Grad Series is Sean McBride, who is entering the Ph.D. program in Physics. Learn more about how Sean developed his passion for physics (hint: Pokemon was involved) as well as his interests outside of school – including baking bread!

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Who's new: Introducing our 2018 incoming graduate student cohort

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UCSB welcomes 835 new grad students into its ranks ​at the end of this month. This group is the most diverse group of incoming students in UCSB history! We break down ​some statistics on our incoming cohort and give you a sneak peak at our upcoming series of articles profiling 8 of our new student​s!

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A summer of art, mentorship, and advocacy in East Los Angeles

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In this Q&A, UCSB art history scholar John Vincent (JV) Decemvirale talks about his research and his summer spent combining mentorship and advocacy as Juan Manuel Silverio's advisor on Hacer, Deshacer, y Rehacer, an insightful exhibition and panel discussion featuring paintings, drawings and other art experiences showcasing works from the Self Help Graphics & Art community arts center.

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Meet the winners of this year’s Graduate Internship Fellowship!

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This spring, Jo Palazuelos-Krukowski (Department of Theatre and Dance), Luke Janes (Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology), Amanda Gersten (English Department), and Dennis Manjaly Joshy (Mechanical Engineering Department) were each awarded the inaugural Graduate Student Internship Fellowships. Find about more their opportunities here!

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Graduate Division & Career Services welcome new Graduate Career Peer

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The Graduate Student Resource Center and Career Services are excited to welcome a new Graduate Career Peer Advisor, Daniel Elkin. ​Danny is currently a ​Master’s candidate at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, specializing in Economics and Politics of the Environment with a focus in Strategic Communication. Read on to learn more!

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Meet the winners of the 2018 graduate mentoring awards


The Graduate Division is pleased to announce the ​winners for two awards ​honoring graduate students who have distinguished themselves in the area of undergraduate research supervision: Emre Discekici, Michelle Lee, Payton Small, Jeremy Chow, Toni Gonzalez, and Jacob Kirksey. Read on to find out more about our awardees!

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Check out our Summer 2018 programming lineup!

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If you are around Santa Barbara this summer, be sure to check out upcoming events and workshops from the Graduate Student Resource Center. From kick-starting your career search, finding funding, or enjoying free ​lunch at our Lunch & Learn events, we hope you'll join us for ​our lineup of summer programming.

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Eric Jorgensen selected as 2018 Graduate Division Commencement Speaker


Congratulations to Eric Jorgensen, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theater and Dance, who will be taking the stage as this year's Student Speaker at the 2018 Graduate Division Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 18. In this GradPost special feature, Eric talks about being chosen as our student speaker, his research goals, and his ambitions for the future.

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UCSB grad student's research on gender in navigation gains national attention


Popular news shows like Good Morning America and publications like Science News Daily are talking about research on gender in navigation conducted right here at the UCSB Hegarty Spatial Thinking Lab. In this GradPost feature, we chatted with Psychological & Brain Sciences grad student Alexander Boone to set the record straight about what his research is all about.

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Graduate Division welcomes new Graduate Writing Specialist


The Graduate Division is excited to announce a brand-new addition to the staff of the Graduate Student Resource Center! Robby Nadler joins the team as our first-ever Graduate Writing Specialist, a full-time position devoted to expanding and improving graduate writing support on our campus. Read on to find out more about how Robby is working to support graduate students here at UCSB.

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Call for speakers: Present your research at Lunch & Learn

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What if you had the opportunity to talk about your research any way you wanted to? What is it about your research that motivates you? At Lunch & Learn, we want to know! Sign up to present your research in a fun, informal 15-minute presentation -- with free lunch included! We welcome anything from PowerPoint slides to fireside chats to hands-on demonstrations. Sign up today!

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Cheer on UCSB champion in system-wide Grad Slam competition on May 3


​This week, UCSB will send its 2018 Grad Slam champion, ​Mengya Tao from the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, up to San Fransisco to compete against 9 other UC finalists ​in the 4th annual UC systemwide Grad Slam tournament on Thursday, May 3. Find out how you can tune in and vote for Mengya in the People's Choice competition!

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