July 31, 2014
Texas Tech University’s Graduate School recently announced the 2014 award winners who achieved high quality work in their theses and dissertations.
The first place dissertation award winners will be nominated to the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) as part of its annual CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition. The competition recognizes an outstanding dissertation that represents original work and makes unusually significant contributions to the discipline being considered for that year.
“We are pleased to be able to honor our graduate students and the top-quality research they are conducting,” said Mark Sheridan, vice provost for graduate affairs and dean of the Graduate School. “Graduate students and research are a critical component of Texas Tech’s drive to be a top-tier research university.”
In even numbered years, the Graduate School recognizes work in social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences and engineering. Odd years will recognize biological life sciences, humanities and fine arts.
Students are nominated by their faculty members for this cash award. Helen Jones Foundation funding contributed to make these awards possible.
This year’s winners are:
Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering
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More than 5,300 graduate and professional students are currently enrolled in the Graduate School.
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