BAE Graduate Student Award
Objective of the Award:
The BAE Department will present the Graduate Student of the Year Award to an exceptional BAE graduate student in recognition of his/her outstanding academic performance, research accomplishments, and overall contribution to the BAE department and profession.
The award will be open to BAE graduate students who: (1) are enrolled in the BAE M.S. or Ph.D. program during the current academic year and (2) have filed a program of study. A student may receive the award only once for each degree.
Nature and Condition of the Award:
The award will be a certificate and a monetary award. The recipient will receive special recognition at the Department Scholarship and Award Reception and will be nominated for the Graduate Student of the Year Award of the Mid-Central ASAE Conference.
Nomination and Selection Procedures:
The BAE Graduate Committee Chair shall initiate the awards nomination process by sending the award guidelines to all BAE faculty and graduate students. Faculty and fellow students may submit a letter of nomination detailing the candidate’s performance and outstanding accomplishments. The deadline for submission of the nomination shall be January 31. The Graduate Committee Chair will ask each nominee to provide a curriculum vitae and names of three references. The winner will be selected by the BAE Graduate Committee by February 28. No more than one award will be given each year.
- Academic performance (GPA, strength of program of study, timeliness in filing program of study and proposing research project, etc.)
- Research track record and research potential (journal articles, technical papers, scholarly presentations, performance in Graduate Seminar, honors and awards, etc.)
- Leadership and service contributions to the department, university, and professional societies
Previous Recipients of the Award:
Kyeonghwan Lee: 2004-2005
Pushpa Tuppad: 2005-2006
Laura Christianson: 2006-2007
Deisy Corredor: 2007-2008
Yali Zhang: 2008-2009
Peng Li: 2009-2010
Li Guo: 2010-2011