July 31, 2009
This year, the Graduate School recognized work in biological life sciences and humanities and fine arts. All students are nominated by their faculty members.
Texas Tech University’s Graduate School recently announced awards that recognize the quality of work displayed in several theses and dissertations of graduate students.
The Graduate School also will nominate 1st 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 being considered for that year, said Fred Hartmeister, dean of the school.
“This is the first time we’ve given out these awards,” Hartmeister said. “We wanted to find a way to not only highlight, but also support the important work our graduate students do. From this first round of awards, it’s clear we have some highly capable students contributing serious, important research material to their fields of study.”
In odd years, the school will recognize work in biological life sciences and humanities and fine arts. Even years will recognize work in social sciences, mathematics, physical sciences and engineering.
Students are nominated by their faculty members for this award. If a faculty member’s student is awarded first place, the faculty member also receives a stipend. Helen Jones Foundation funding contributed to make these awards possible.
Biological Life Sciences
Humanities and Fine Arts
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