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Graduate Student of the Month
Graduate Students of the Month are nominated for exhibiting the qualities and behaviors that we value in our graduate students. The Graduate College is pleased to recognize Ali Farghadan, a Mechanical Engineering student as October’s Graduate Student of the Month.
Ali is a dedicated, disciplined, knowledgeable and competent student. He has an amazing ability to learn new software, material and approaches quickly. His first journal paper was created in just 6 months and published in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer; the number one ranked journal in Thermal Sciences (according to Google Scholar). His second and third projects focused on lung airways in collaboration with Northeastern University and the University of Minnesota. In total, Ali has 3 first author journal papers, all created and published while Ali has been a full-time TA.
Ali presented his first project at the American Physics Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics (considered the leading conference in fluid mechanics) in Atlanta. He has presented his second project at two conferences in Las Vegas and Seven Springs. Ali has also been accepted to present another podium talk at APS Division of Fluid Dynamics in Seattle.
Graduate Students of the Month are nominated by faculty, staff and administrators. Next month: faculty, staff and administrators in the College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS) nominate an outstanding graduate student.
Graduate student spotlight
Katie Sheridan is a second-year graduate student pursuing her masters degree in Choral Conducting. Each choral conducting graduate student gives a lecture recital as part of the degree requirements. Katie’s lecture recital is “A Study of Selected Sacred Choral Works by Charles Wood.” In this hour-long recital, Katie will discuss 20th-century composer Charles Wood and his contributions to sacred choral music. The Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers will perform as the demonstration choir.
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