The first place winners will be nominated for the annual Council of Graduate Schools competition.
Texas Tech University's Graduate School recognized work displayed in students' theses and dissertations for the annual 2016 awards, funded in part by the Helen Jones Foundation.
The first-place dissertation award winners will be entered into the Council of Graduate School's annual CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition, which honors the dissertations that represent original work and significant contributions to the discipline being considered for the year. Students are nominated by their faculty representatives.
Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering
- 1st place master's thesis – Travis Hall in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- 2nd place master's thesis – Joseph Drake in the Department of Natural Resources Management
- 1st place doctoral dissertation – Jie Ding in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
- 2nd place doctoral dissertation – Alaa Darabseh in the Department of Computer Science
- 1st place master's thesis – Girsea Martinez in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
- 2nd place master's thesis – Kenna Neitch in the Department of English
- 1st place doctoral dissertation – Sungwon Chung in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership
- 2nd place doctoral dissertation – Paulina Velez-Gomez in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies
The Graduate School recognizes theses and dissertations of mathematics, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences in even numbered years, and biological life sciences, humanities and fine arts in odd years.
For more information on the awards contact Donna Rogers, manager of scholarship/fellowship and alumni/donor relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.