Graduate Student Accolades

Adi Mittal standing by a poster
November 16, 2023

Mittal won first place at the 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition

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 accepting an award
November 16, 2023

Pitt Students Flex Their Entrepreneurial Muscle at Wells Healthcare Competition

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
September 26, 2023

Pitt Med student is a Collegiate Inventors Competition finalist

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
August 7, 2023

ECE PhD Student wins prestigious award for recent paper

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.

Pitt Law students who received Stevens Public Interest Fellowships
August 3, 2023

Pitt Law Students Awarded 2023 Stevens Public Interest Fellowships

The John Paul Sevens Foundation selected four University of Pittsburgh School of Law students to receive the prestigious 2023 fellowship.

Carla Escribano
August 3, 2023

EdD student named School Nutrition Director of the Year

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.

Pitt Law student Laras Susanti
July 13, 2023

Pitt Law student earned a grant from the American Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation

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
June 29, 2023

Graduate student awarded for her doctoral dissertation research

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). 

June 27, 2023

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
June 26, 2023

PhD candidate won a National Academy of Education fellowship

Lorraine Blatt, who is studying developmental psychology in Pitt's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), was named a 2023 NAEd/Spencer Dissertation fellow.

June 1, 2023

Pitt’s Humanities Center named 8 graduate student fellows

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.

Cathedral of Learning
May 2, 2023

2 Pitt graduate students earn Boren Scholarships

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
April 26, 2023

Li named Pitt’s first-ever recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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.

Cathedral of Learning
April 12, 2023

6 Pitt graduate students win NSF research fellowships

Six University of Pittsburgh graduate students won research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Cathedral of Learning
April 6, 2023

Doctoral student Bianca De Bellis wins CCRRJ Student Scholar Award

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.