Highlights from Announcements 5/16/22

Flowers blossom in front of McGraw Tower
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See what’s blooming at the Cornell Botanic Gardens.


Spring 2022 Semester Deadlines

Students required to nominate their special committee, attempt the admission to candidacy (A exam), or complete Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training by the end of the spring 2022 semester need to take immediate action and

  • complete the requirement or
  • submit an online General Petition form to request an extension (not accepted for RCR training). 

The appropriate action must be taken by May 21st to avoid a registration hold for Fall 2022.

Summer Registration

All research students, except those taking a vacation from research activities and work toward degree progress, must be registered and enrolled in research credits for the summer term by May 20th. Summer registration is especially critical for students receiving financial aid (fellowships, summer loans, assistantships, travel grants, or tuition awards) during the summer. There is no charge for summer registration.

  • To register, enroll in the Graduate School’s Graduate Summer Research course, GRAD 9016 (class numbers 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050), through Student Center. You will not be automatically enrolled by the Graduate School. 

If you are uncertain of your summer plans we recommend waiting until May to enroll, otherwise we encourage students to register now before the May 20th deadline.


Symposium to Address Self-advocacy, Communication, and Writing

Eliza VanCort addresses graduate and professional students, postdocs, faculty, and staff attending a 2019 Pathways to Success Symposium.
Eliza VanCort speaks about effective communication at a 2019 Pathways to Success Symposium. Photo by Chris Kitchen.

Interested in learning how to advocate for yourself more effectively, communicate more confidently, or be more resilient in your writing? Let the speakers at the Graduate School’s Summer 2022 Pathways to Success (P2S) Virtual Symposium help you develop and refine these critical skills during the virtual June 8 event.

Read more about the symposium.

Graduate Student Selected for DOE Program

FermilabZepyoor Khechadoorian, graduate student in the field of physics, is one of 80 students selected to receive the prestigious U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research Award (SCGSR) for the 2021 Solicitation 2 cycle. The fellowship provides world-class training and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at DOE national laboratories. Khechadoorian will be conducting research at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Read more about the award.

Student Spotlight

Vaibhav Sharma on a mountain above a seaVaibhav Sharma is a doctoral candidate in physics from Delhi, India. He attended Delhi Technological University for his bachelor’s degree and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay for his master’s degree and now studies the quantum mechanical behavior of ultracold atoms.

Read more about Vaibhav Sharma.

All student spotlights.


Computer Science Doctoral Candidate Presents Paper at CHI Conference

Gloire Rubambiza, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science, published and presented a paper on the societal implications of networking infrastructure development for digital agriculture at the ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’22, pronounced “kai”) conference.

BMCB Doctoral Candidate Publishes Paper in Science Advances

Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology doctoral candidate Saket Rahul Bagde is co-author of a paper recently published in Science Advances, titled “Structure of a TRAPPII-Rab11 activation intermediate reveals GTPase substrate selection mechanisms.”