Graduate Student Association

Greetings from the GSA!



The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents graduate students at Saint Louis University. The GSA is governed by elected officers and its General Assembly consists of one representative from each graduate department (or in some cases, a degree program). GSA sponsors the annual Graduate Student Research Symposium which showcases graduate student research, in both paper and poster formats. Graduate students may also apply for GSA awards for conference presentation and attendance, publication assistance, as well as summer research support towards thesis, dissertation, and exam preparation.

For more general information, please see our Constitution and Bylaws.

UPDATE: Please note that we are no longer located in Verhaegen 213, as we have been forced to move out due to academic and administrative restructuring of offices.  We will let you know when we have a new home.

-R. Alex Fajardo, Former GSA President


2018-19 GSA AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
The following individuals are the recipients of the annual GSA Awards.

25th Annual Graduate Research Symposium

SYMPOSIUM PAPERS

SOCIAL SCIENCES
T-1st Place – Madeline Bruce
T-1st Place – Nathaniel House
T-3rd Place – Zidong Zhang
T-3rd Place – Eyad Naseralla

PHYSICAL SCIENCES
1st Place – Teresa Baraza Piazuelo
2nd Place – Emily Deeba

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
1st Place – Katherine Carpenter
2nd Place – Anthony Macchiano
3rd Place – Leticia Classen-Rodriguez

HUMANITIES
1st Place – Anna Williams
2nd Place – Kathryn Polizzi
3rd Place – Valerie Crook

SYMPOSIUM POSTERS

SOCIAL SCIENCES
1st Place – Stephen Scroggins
2nd Place – Alvin To
3rd Place – Thembekile Shato

PHYSICAL SCIENCES
1st Place – Chelsea Sondergard
2nd Place – Jennifer Tennison
3rd Place – Mason Maimaitijiang

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
1st Place – Mariah Hassert
2nd Place – Brittany Mersman
3rd Place – Andrew Wall

2019 Brennan Summer Fellowship Awards

EXAM PREPARATION

Lauren Terbrock-Elmestad
Nicholas DiPucchio
Samantha Gulotta
Shah Hasan 

DISSERTATION RESEARCH

Katherine Carpenter
Anessa R. Kemna 
Alan Moss
Ucheoma Nwaozuru
Kathryn Polizzi

2019 GSA Recognition Awards

FACULTY MENTORSHIP
Dr. Cara Wallace, Ph.D., LMSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work

SERVICE
Christopher Franco
Communication

GRADUATE TEACHING
Isaac Arten
Theological Studies

LEADERSHIP
Emily Deeba
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences


Kickball Tournament and Picnic - Saturday, September 22, 2018

We had a great turnout on Saturday for the Annual GSA Kickball Tournament!  We had 7 teams and around 100 graduate students participate, which is the most we have had since 2014.  Congratulations to the "Trash Boys and Treasure Girls" (Center for Anatomical Science), who defeated "Death by APA" (Department of Communication), 7-4, in the championship game. We would like to give special thanks to Quinn Peoples and Matt Beitscher for umpiring the six games of the tournament.  

Conference Awards Updates
Please see the Conference Awards page for some new updates, including increased funding for presenting at conferences!



Note from the GSA President (June 7, 2017): Due to the ongoing budget cuts at the university, there is no longer a graduate student administrator overseeing administrative functions for the GSA.  Please be patient with us as we transition away from having a graduate administrative assistant.  All functions will now be handled by the GSA executive board with assistance from the Office of Graduate Education.  Continue to direct any general questions or concerns to gsa@slu.edu or call (314) 977-2234.


 
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