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Interdisciplinary Research Awards 

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), in collaboration with the Division of Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA), awards four students annually, whose research represents unique and impactful synthesis of theory and methodology from multiple disciplines of study at UC San Diego. Each recipient will be awarded a monetary prize and a certificate from the Division of Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA). Recipients will be invited to celebrate at an awards ceremony in the Spring quarter.

Congratulations to the 2023 Winners!

  • Austin Beacham, Political Science
  • Hao Wen-Dong, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Palka Puri, Physics
  • Ross E. Turner, Materials Science & Engineering

Previous Winners

Congratulations to the 2022 winners!

  • Chenghai Li, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • James Lynch, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Aditya Vasan, Mechanical Engineering
  • Evelyn Vasquez, Literature

Congratulations to the 2021 winners!

  • Alejandro Cano, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • Lauren Hoffman, Chemical Engineering
  • Sevin Sagnic, Sociology
  • Jessica Zhou, Bioinformatics

Congratulations to the 2020 winners!

  • Jessica Sandoval, Engineering + Biology
  • Luke Sanford, Political Science + Environmental
  • Mayra Puente, Education + Anthropology + Geography