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Postdoc Mike Gil Named TEDGlobal Fellow

Mike Gil, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, will be one of 20 international fellows who will give talks at TEDGlobal in Arusha, Tanzania, in August. 

UC Faculty Rick Grosberg mentoring student

Faculty Share Insights on the Importance of Mentorship

Five University of California, Davis professors have been named the recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Mentoring Award. The awards recognize the vital role mentoring plays in the academic and professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UC Davis.  A certificate and $1,000 will be conferred to each awardee.

Foster youth at UC Davis

Honoring the educational aspirations of foster children and youths

May is Foster Care Month, a nationally designated time to recognize the ways in which we all can enhance the lives of a child or youth in foster care.

If you are thinking of offering time as a mentor through CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) or even want to become a foster parent, it is important to know the resources that will be available to that child as he or she matures.

Physics graduate student Rachel Houtz

Women in STEM Building Community at UC Davis

Physics doctoral student Rachel Houtz enjoys challenging problems, and studying theoretical particle physics gives her plenty to tackle. But one “not fun part” is feeling lonely and that you don’t belong — things she struggled with, especially as an undergraduate female in physics.

Vanessa Segundo, UC Davis Ph.D. Student - Language, Literacy and Culture

Graduate Students California’s Force for Research Innovation

When people think of UC students, they usually think of undergraduates. But University of California campuses also host thousands of Ph.D. students — the best and brightest from around the world — who advance learning, teaching and original research across the system.

Graduate student presenting at a poster session

GradPathways Lauded In Council of Graduate Schools Report

In a report titled Professional Development Shaping Effective Programs for STEM Graduate Students, the Council of Graduate Schools emphasizes the importance of quality professional development graduate programs for STEM graduate students and provides tools, resources, examples, discussion issues and  to be utilized by universities nationwide.