Graduate Student Accolades

Flowers blooming on campus
April 17, 2024

4 Pitt graduate students earned Boren Awards to study language abroad

Michael DeAngelo, Ryan Druffner, Angela Le, and Kristina Rajakovich were named winners of Boren Awards, which provides funding for U.S. students to study abroad in critical world regions, learning languages and cultures.

Chloë Glover
March 8, 2024

A Pitt PhD candidate earned a Mendenhall Research Fellowship

Chloë Glover, a PhD candidate in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Geology and Environmental Science, was awarded a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mendenhall Research Fellowship. Only a handful of applicants are awarded the postdoctoral fellowship each year.  

Flowers blooming on campus
March 7, 2024

Pitt graduate student received 2024 Critical Language Scholarship

Christina White, a graduate student in the School of Medicine, has been named a 2024 Critical Language scholar.

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.