GSS is comprised of grad students, for grad students.

We are the primary representative, administrative, and service organization for the graduate students at the University of Iowa. Want to get involved? Email us at grad-senate@uiowa.edu.

Funding

Conference presentation awards and other support across campus

Dr. James F. Jakobsen

2021 Jakobsen Conference

The Jakobsen Committee and the Graduate Student Senate want to sincerely thank all the students who participated in the 2021 Jakobsen Conference on April 29 and our invited alumni speakers for sharing your time with us and making this virtual conference a reality. We look forward to seeing you all for the 2022 Jakobsen Conference, which we hope can resume in an in-person format.

The 2021 conference winners are as follows:

1st Place ($700 Prize)
James Grace
"Poly[N,N'-(phenylamine)disulfides] Derivatives: Unique Colorful Polymers for Chemical Detection"

2nd Place ($500 Prize)
Hannah Molitor
"Waste Not: Using Microalgae to Treat Waste"

3rd Place ($300 Prize)
Mackenzie Spicer
"Drinking Your Way to Dementia?: Determining How Alcohol Abuse May Accelerate Alzheimer's"

Honorable Mentions ($100 Prize)
Hana-May Eadeh
Krishna M. Nukala

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University of Iowa Main Library
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The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, and graduate students to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom. Participants will learn about different types of conversations and...
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