Graduate Student Success

Four UC Davis Graduate Students Awarded American Association of University Women Fellowships

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded 2021-22 fellowships to four scholars at the University of California, Davis. Recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls.
•    Sarah Biscarra Dilley, an American Fellowship, is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Native American and Indigenous Studies, Critical Gender Studies, Visual Arts, Geography, and History.  

Biological Systems Engineering Ph.D. Students Recognized in Graduate Paper Competition

This story was originally published on the UC Davis Biological and Agricultural Engineering website.

UC Davis biological systems engineers Chang Chen and Ke Wang placed first and third, respectively, in the 2021 graduate student paper competition hosted by the Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers (AOCABFE, also known as AOC).

Professor Emeritus Ellen Gold Establishes Fellowship to Reduce Stress for Grad Students

Environmental and lifestyle factors can have a big impact on a person’s health.

It is a truth that UC Davis Professor Emeritus Ellen Gold, Ph.D. has dedicated her career to investigating as a nationally renowned epidemiologist. It also is what inspired her to create a fellowship for generations of UC Davis epidemiology graduate students and to make other gifts to ensure graduate students’ basic needs are met.

Neuroscience Ph.D. Candidate Lindsay Cameron Named 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award Recipient

Last month, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced the recipients of the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences. Lindsay Cameron, a UC Davis neuroscience Ph.D. candidate and recent Grad Slam finalist, was among this year's award recipients.

Announcing the 2020-2021 recipients of the UC Davis Bilinski Fellowship at Bodega Marine Laboratory

The Coastal and Marine Science Institute is pleased to announce the ten recipients of the UC Davis Bilinski fellowship at Bodega Marine Laboratory for 2020-2021. Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski’s life goal was to be “independent and challenged intellectually.” They strongly valued self-sufficiency, a sense of ambition, and above all, responsibility. Their legacy continues in their nonprofit corporate foundation that provides fellowship funds for post-secondary education for students who have demonstrated and will maintain both the highest academic achievement and good moral character. 

Political Science Ph.D. Candidate Nahrain Rasho Awarded Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship from the U.S. Institute of Peace

University of California, Davis, Political Science Ph.D. student Nahrain Rasho has been awarded a Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship from the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) for their outstanding dissertation on Conflict Analysis and Prevention.

Runs in the Family: Child Prodigies Pursue Undergraduate and Doctorate Degrees at UC Davis

When 14-year-old Tiara Abraham first started classes at UC Davis this quarter, she already knew what to expect — her older brother has been enrolled there since he was 12. In fact, Tiara comes from an Aggie family: mom Taji earned her M.P.V.M. in 1997 and brother Tanishq ’18 graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering and is currently working toward his Ph.D. (Dad Bijou went to Cornell University, but he still wears his Aggie gear proudly.)