Award for Outstanding Thesis
Outstanding Thesis Award nominations are currently closed for 2012-2013. An announcement
for the next cyle of awards will be made in January, 2014. See award winners for
the 2012-2013 below.
An Outstanding Thesis Award will be available for 1-2 theses completed in the 2012/2013 academic year. The winners will each receive $500. In addition, the winners will be presented at the University’s commencement ceremony in May and will sit with the platform party. Interested students are encouraged to contact your faculty advisor or department early in the Spring as your thesis must be nominated by your college.
Each college is invited to nominate one outstanding thesis for consideration for this prestigious award. Students with degrees awarded in May, August, and December of 2012 and those with degrees to be awarded in May 2013 are eligible. We continue to include the prior May degree recipients so that high quality work completed too late for last year’s college selection process can participate this year. One restriction remains; nominees sent forward to the Graduate Studies & Research Committee last year may not be nominated again. The deadline for this year’s competition is March 8, 2013. Colleges may forward their nominee anytime before the March 8 deadline.
Those nominated must provide a copy of the thesis (which will be returned), a minimum of two reference letters (required from the college committee or dean and the thesis committee chair or program coordinator) that indicate the reasons for the nominee’s selection, including some indication of the contribution made by the thesis to knowledge in the field, and the Outstanding Thesis Award Information Form completed by the nominee. We ask in addition that the student fill out the Permission to Publish form and return it to the GS&R office; this may be done after the final selection of the Outstanding Theses by the GS&R Committee and notification of the student of the award.
Please contact Dr. David Bruck at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about this process.
Past Winners of the Outstanding Thesis Award
The 2012-2013 winners of the Outstanding Thesis Award are
Thesis Title: Opto-acoustic Interrogation and Ultrasound Imaging of Acoustically Sensitive Microcapsules
Thesis Chair: Mallika Keralapura
Electrical Engineering, Spring 2012
Thesis Title: Low-tech, Eye-Movement-Accessible AAC and Typical Adults
Thesis Chair: Wendy Quach
Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Spring 2012