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22 doctoral students welcomed as NSF-GAIN Scholars
The two-year program is designed to increase the retention and success of first-generation and historically underrepresented groups in doctoral programs. These hard-working scholars completed their first of two three-week-long summer boot camps and will receive professional development, mentoring, and social network support throughout their first two years of graduate school.
One of the most important components of this program is family involvement. Families were invited to the opening dinner ceremony and were encouraged to join students for a day of programming to help them understand graduate education and its benefits — as well as supportive responses to show students that they care and help them succeed.
Topics for this first boot camp included: individual development plans and mentorship training; family life education; smartphone app development; statistical analysis using R and Matlab; and computational tools for big data (Python programming).
The Graduate School would also like to thank the following interdisciplinary team of faculty members who lead summer modules:
- Biology | Anne Leonard, Matthew Forister, and Thomas Parchman
- Civil & Environmental Engineering | Yu (Frank) Yang
- Computer Science & Engineering | Eelke Folmer
- Human Development & Family Studies | Bridget Walsh
- Mathematics & Statistics | Anna Panorska
- Reynolds School of Journalism | Gi Yun
- School of Public Health | Julie Lucero
New funding opportunity for graduate research assistantships
Beginning January 2021, the Nevada DRIVE Programis a two-year graduate research assistantship (GRA) program made possible through the combined efforts of President Brian Sandoval, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Mridul Gautam, and Executive Vice President & Provost, Jeff Thompson.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2020!
We are proud to recognize our 2020 graduates for all that they have accomplished during a year that held so many unanticipated challenges. Way to go, Wolf Pack.
The 2021-2022 FAFSA is now open
All domestic students are encouraged to complete and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by Feb 1, 2021 to be considered for institutional need-based funding opportunities. Non-FAFSA eligible students should fill out the Institutional Methodology form in MyNevada. All students should also fill out the Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Application in MyNEVADA between October 1st and February 1st to qualify for University need and merit-based scholarships.
International students approved to take University courses
International graduate students residing in their home country are now allowed to participate remotely in eligible University of Nevada, Reno classes, including Traditional Remote, Alternative Remote and Alternative HyFlex classes. This new policy includes both new, incoming international graduate students and continuing international students who are currently resident abroad.
International students needing assistance should contact both their graduate program director and OISS, preferably using the OISS Virtual Front Desk.
Graduate Student Association
The Graduate Student Association is a tremendous resource for all graduate students, providing awards, need-based services, social and academic clubs, and terrific camaraderie across campus.
Graduate School news
Nevada becomes 39th state to create multi-agency unit to serve research and conservation of wildlife, fisheries and habitats
Joint research efforts will tackle important science and technology challenges ranging from climate change and water resources to sustainable energy and national security
Assistant Professor Simon Pieraut’s paper was featured in the May 26 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience
Upcoming Graduate School events
The Graduate School is committed to sustaining a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for the entire campus community. The Graduate School works to promote graduate education and strengthen academic excellence by attracting, advancing and retaining a diverse graduate population.