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Graduate Student Excellence Awards

The Graduate College is pleased to recognize outstanding service, research, potential impact, and teaching through it's Graduate Student Excellence Awards.

These awards recognize Drexel's high performing graduate students and their commitment to the University's mission. Students will be recognized at Graduate Student Day and, in some cases, at their College/School Commencement ceremonies.

Outstanding Mentorship Awards

In partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Outstanding Mentorship Awards are presented to graduate students for exemplary mentoring of undergraduate and/or new or junior graduate students, which has had a demonstrated impact on the academic and/or professional development of a mentee or mentees.


Drexel Common Good Award

The Drexel Common Good Award is presented to a graduate student who demonstrates academic excellence and who is committed to improving the world around them by making contributions to local, national or global communities through either scholarship or civic engagement.


Research Excellence Awards

Research Excellence Awards are presented to graduate students who have completed original, innovative research, scholarship and/or creativity during their career at Drexel.


Outstanding Dissertation Awards

The Outstanding Dissertation Awards are presented to PhD/doctoral students who have written original, innovative dissertations that reflect great research and have or are likely to be disseminated widely and have significant impact on the field and society.

Teck-Kah Lim Award

Dr. Teck-Kah Lim is the former Associate Vice Provost of Graduate Studies and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics. The Teck-Kah Lim Award honors a graduate student who has made a significant impact on the local and global community through a combination of mentorship, civic engagement, service and research/scholarly contributions.


Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards

Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards are presented to graduate students who serve as Teaching Assistants (TAs) and who exhibit exemplary commitment to student learning, reflective teaching practices, innovative teaching methods, leadership and a commitment to their professional growth and development as a teacher.


Graduate Student Excellence Awards Committee

  • Caroline Schauer, College of Engineering (Chair)
  • Anne Willkomm, Goodwin College of Professional Studies
  • David Goldberg, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Yvonne Michael, Dornsife School of Public Health
  • Andres Kriete, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
  • Jaya Mohan, Office of Research

Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards Sub Committee

  • Alexis Finger, College of Arts and Sciences (Chair)
  • Caroline Schauer, College of Engineering
  • Oksana Odintsova, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Doug Porpora, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Sherry Levin, College of Engineering
  • Nancy Epstein, Dornsife School of Public Health
  • Lin Han, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
  • Stella Volpe, College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Laura Duwel, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jason Cross, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Edward Nelling, LeBow College of Business