July 12, 2011
The Graduate School will nominate first place dissertation award winners to the Council of Graduate Schools.
Texas Tech, acknowledged for its status as a research school, has been instrumental in many projects serving as the frontier for their industry.
Members of the Graduate School are responsible for a good portion of this important research. The school is proud to announce the 2011 awards, recognizing the quality of work students displayed in several theses and dissertations.
During odd-numbered years, the graduate school recognizes work in biological life sciences, humanities and fine arts. Even-numbered years recognize social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences and engineering.
The 2011 winners are:
Students are nominated by their faculty members for the awards. First place thesis winners receive $1,000, while second place theses receive $500. Students winning first place dissertations receive $1,500, while second place receives $750. Nominating faculty members whose students receive first place also receive a stipend. All monetary awards are made possible by the Helen Jones Foundation.
In addition to these awards, the Graduate School will nominate first place dissertation award winners to the Council of Graduate Schools as part of its annual competition to recognize an outstanding dissertation that represents original work and makes unusually significant contributions to the discipline.
For more information on these awards visit the graduate school website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/grdschInfo/supportDocs/ThesisDissertationAwards.pdf.
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More than 5,300 graduate and professional students are currently enrolled in the Graduate School.
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