Graduate Student Accolades
Adi Mittal, a third-year student at the School of Medicine, won first place in the graduate student category at the 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition for the development of a test to detect a brain aneurysm.
Shanae Butler, a pre-doctoral fellow in bioengineering, won the 2023 Michael G. Wells Student Healthcare Competition. She was among several Pitt graduate students who competed in this year's competition.
Adi Mittal, a research assistant in the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, is a finalist for the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition.
Yue Tang, PhD student at the Swanson School of Engineering, received the ACM TODAES Rookie Author of the Year (RAY) for her paper that assists in on-device learning.
The John Paul Sevens Foundation selected four University of Pittsburgh School of Law students to receive the prestigious 2023 fellowship.
Carla Escribano, a student in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education Doctor of Education (EdD) program, was named the 2023 Director of the Year by the School Nutrition Association of Pennsylvania.
Laras Susanti, a doctoral student in the School of Law, earned the travel grant to support her return home to Indonesia to complete research on its Constitutional Court.
Alex Silver, a graduate student studying cognitive psychology in Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), received one of two 2022-23 Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Awards from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS).
2 from Pitt’s children’s literature program earned a fellowship to work with social justice nonprofits
Brittney Knotts and Christine Case, both recent children's literature and childhood studies PhD students in Pitt’s Department of English, were awarded Leading Edge Fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
Lorraine Blatt, who is studying developmental psychology in Pitt's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), was named a 2023 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation fellow.
Fellows receive a $10,000 stipend to conduct a summer research project, then share their work with the center’s community during the fall and spring semesters.
Joe Acevedo in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will travel to Tajikistan to study Persian, and Joseph Patrick in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will study Serbian in Montenegro.
Anna Li is the University’s first-ever recipient of the award, which provides $90,000 over two years to immigrants and first-generation students pursuing graduate education.
Six University of Pittsburgh graduate students won research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Doctoral student Bianca De Bellis has been selected as part of the inaugural cohort of Student Scholars for the Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice.