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College of Science Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

The College of Science Graduate Student Awards (in Scholarship, Service, and Teaching) are offered annually. Each selected student will receive a departmental award as well as a nomination for the College Award in that category.


Scholarship: Outstanding research publications, presentations at meetings, and scholarship awarded.

Service: Attention to broader impacts and involvement in activities outside of academic responsibilities that benefit the department, university and the larger community.  For example, this student may represent graduate student interests on councils or committees, organize graduate student events, assist departmental recruitment, participate in K-12 outreach, etc.

Teaching: Teaching or mentoring that goes above and beyond what is required; positive evaluations or other feedback from students, willingness to help junior graduate students, development of new course material or experiments, etc.

Please contact Lori Boyd for more information.


  • Ying Hou, 2017
  • Varuni Livera, 2016
  • Mahsa Ghaffari, 2015
  • Evan Jones, 2014
  • Melissa Weinrich, 2013
  • Karen Christian, 2009
  • Michele Pavanello, 2008
  • Janie Salmon; 2007
  • Hallena Rogers; 2006 (We also recognize the following excellent TAs: Janie Salmon, Xioachun Chen, Kristina Orosz, Mary Steele, David Harris; Jenine Cole-Maeyer, Adam Daly)
  • Elisabeth Mansfield; 2005 (We also recognize the following excellent TAs: Ben Werner, Emily Grumbling, Peter Orto, Aaron Finke, Xiujuan Wen, Hallie Rogers, Tomika Bethea, Emily Tennenbaum, Doug Malkin, Jonathan Myers, Marilyne Stains)
  • Udaya Bhaskar Tadikonda; 2004
  • Danice Andrus; 2003
  • Robert Kevwitch; 2002