THE DEAN’S AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH PAPER FOR 2016
Given annually since 2008 to recognize outstanding research and writing done by a current PhD candidate who has a manuscript accepted or published in a peer-reviewed journal. This year’s co-winners were acknowledged at the spring graduation ceremony and received a check for $1,500 each.
Katherine Ratliff (advisor Brad Murray) PhD candidate, Earth & Ocean Sciences
Anna Braswell (advisor James Heffernan) PhD candidate, Environmental Sciences & Policy “Spatial Response of Coastal Marshes to Increased Atmospheric CO2,” PNAS, (Ratliff, Braswell, Marani, Dec. 2015).
VIRLIS L. FISCHER AWARD
Goes to the graduating professional degree student with the highest academic achievement. Given by Bernice Fischer in memory of her husband. Shuo Gao of Beijing, China; MEM, Energy and Environment concentration
SARA LABOSKEY AWARD
Given in recognition of personal integrity and academic excellence. John Hare-Grogg of Wilmington, N.C.; BA, Environmental Sciences and Policy, Global Health, Graduation with Distinction
THOMAS V. LASKA MEMORIAL AWARD
Given by the Earth and Ocean Sciences faculty to the most outstanding senior major. Molly Rosenstein of Basalt, Colo.; BS, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Graduation with Distinction