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Graduate Student Association

Graduate Research Symposium

Co-sponsored with the Graduate School, the Graduate Research Symposium is an opportunity to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of graduate-level research at NC State. The symposium is held annually in March during Graduate Education Week, and exceptional graduate student researchers are nominated by each university department to present research posters at the event. Posters will be judged by faculty in the academic areas that are represented at the symposium.

Outstanding TA Award

The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards serves as the primary university-level forum for recognizing exceptional contributions made by Graduate Teaching Assistants to the educational excellence of the University. This annual event is a celebration of excellence in graduate student teaching in the laboratory and classroom. The GSA Teaching Effectiveness Committee invites the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) to nominate a small number of TAs that exemplify outstanding teaching and mentoring and go beyond what is required of them. All departments are encouraged to participate so that their students receive the recognition they deserve.

The GSA Teaching Effectiveness Committee typically announces the call for nominations for the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards in January. Usually, DGPs are encouraged to nominate the top 10% of students for consideration of the award, but individual faculty are also encourage to nominate students they believe exemplify the values of an outstanding TA. The nominations are reviewed by the Teaching Effectiveness Committee, and those evaluated as winners will be announced at a luncheon attended by the nominees during Graduate Education Week.