Fall 2019 Award Recipients.

Distinction in Creativity Award.

Creative Disciplines Poster

The Distinction in Creativity award is presented in collaboration by the Graduate School and Office of Vice President for Research. This award recognizes the passion and personal contributions of these talented graduate students, and honors their commitment and efforts in their area of work.


Scholarship Awards.

1st place:
$250 award
  • Kayna Hobbs - Design and Merchandising
2nd place:
$150 award
  • Pratyoosh Kashyap - Agricultural and Resource Economics

Great Minds in Research Award.

Research Disciplines Poster

The Great Minds in Research award is presented in collaboration by the Graduate School and the Office of Vice President for Research. This award recognizes graduate student submissions that contribute to the excellence and advancement of research, scholarship, and entrepreneurial efforts at CSU. We celebrate these rising stars, and honor these graduate students for the commitment and efforts in their field.


Scholarship Awards.

1st place:
$250 award
  • Katie DeRose - Mechanical Engineering
2nd place:
$150 award
  • Abdelrahman Abdallah - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Honorable mention:
Ten $100 awards
  • Audrey Beattie - Mechanical Engineering
  • Cetan Christensen - Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management
  • Colby Evans - Chemistry
  • Hajar Homayouni - Computer Science
  • Jimmy Johnson - Mechanical Engineering
  • Sean Markovic - Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
  • Emma McGinnis - Health and Exercise Science
  • Hailey Summers - Mechanical Engineering
  • Jon Thai - Chemistry
  • Raj Trikha - Food Science and Human Nutrition

College of Business Sustainability Award.

College of Business logo

The College of Business is invested in projects that offer sustainable solutions to substantive problems affecting a population. Through this College of Business Sustainability Award, the College is pleased to highlight outstanding scholarship from graduate students across the campus.


Awards

1st place:
$500 award
  • Michael Somers - College of Business

Drivers of Innovation: The CSU Ventures Awards.

CSU Ventures

The Drivers of Innovation awards highlight the leading edge of the most innovative research originating from CSU research. Awardees in this category have presented innovative research capable of solving commercial needs that benefit society. Additionally, the awardees have demonstrated a solid capability to communicate their science clearly as well as a superior ability to visually represent their research in a manner that is accessible to all audiences.


Awards

Platinum:
Two $500 awards
  • Kaylee Clark - Chemistry
  • Mitchell Page - Mechanical Engineering
Silver:
Two $250 awards
  • Hunter Cuchiaro - Chemistry
  • Robin Cywar - Chemistry

Global Impact Award.

Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs is pleased to recognize three students with the Global Impact Award.


Global Research Award.

The Office of International Programs seeks to honor three graduate students that demonstrate an active commitment to making a Global Impact through research. Examples might include field research that was conducted at an international location, research that was accomplished by partnering with an international organization or institution, or research that has the capacity to address a significant global challenge.

Awards.

Top Scholar:
Three $400 awards
  • Clara Mosso - Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
  • Cynthia Ortega - Anthropology and Geography
  • Yan Xue - Anthropology and Geography

Graduate Student Council: New Graduate Student Award.

Graduate Student Council

In line with the Graduate Student Council’s (GSC) overall commitment to bring graduate students together for the purposes of networking, collaboration, and advocacy the GSC is proud to sponsor the Graduate Student Showcase. Our organization has always had a strong focus on welcoming new graduate students to CSU and empowering them to succeed. Offering the New Graduate Student Award in partnership with the Graduate School, is yet another way we can help these emerging scholars reach their full potential.

The New Graduate Student Award is available to all graduate students in the first three semesters of their graduate work (anyone who started Summer/Fall 2018 or later), and four students will be selected, with each winning a $200 prize. In line with the mission of GSC, special consideration will be offered to projects focused on informing policy that may benefit graduate students and further the goals of GSC.

The New Graduate Student Award will be judged by the GSC leadership team and our administrative advisors.


Scholarship Awards.

Visual Arts Top Scholar:
$250 award
  • Clark Valentine - Art and Art History
Research Top Scholar:
Three $250 awards
  • Arielle Hay - Micrbiolgy, Immunolgy and Pathology
  • Dillon O'Hare - College of Business
  • Sere Williams - Cell and Molecular Biology

Undergraduate Choice Award.

Undergraduate Choice

The Graduate School is proud to partner with the Office for Undergraduate Research and Artistry to sponsor the Undergraduate Choice Awards through which each category of the Graduate Student Showcase will be judged by a team of undergraduate scholars. This category is designed to expose undergraduates to graduate level scholarship, facilitate the training of undergraduates in the critical analysis of scholarly products, and to reward graduate students whose work is perceived to be among the highest quality by the undergraduate team of judges.


Scholarship Awards.

Visual Arts Top Scholar:
$125 award
  • Amy Young - Art and Art History
Research Top Scholar:
Three $125 awards
  • Lindsey Burton - Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
  • Adam Heck - Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Paige Ostwald - Cell and Molecular Biology

College Specific Awards.

Top Scholars for University-Wide Graduate Programs

Graduate School logo

Presented and offered by the Graduate School and CSU Libraries.


Scholarship Awards.

1st Place:
$500 award
  • Jared Luxton - Cell and Molecular Biology
2nd Place :
$300 award
  • Samantha Mosier - Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
3rd Place :
$250 award
  • Nikolas Bergum - Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences

College of Agricultural Sciences Top Scholars Awards.

College of Agriculture logo

The College of Agricultural Sciences is proud to present the Top Scholar award.


Cash Prize.

Top Scholar:
$500 award
  • Alyx Shigenaga - Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management

College of Business Dean’s Award for Research Excellence.

College of Business logo

For the College of Business graduate student that provides a creative research solution to a substantive business problem. Through this award, the College of Business is pleased to honor a business graduate student for outstanding research.


Awards

Top Scholar:
$500 award
  • Chris Castells - College of Business

WSCOE Excellence in Research Award.

College of Engineering logo

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is proud to present the Excellence in Research Award.


Scholarship Awards.

Top Scholar:
Three $250 awards
  • Sohaib Habiballah - Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Sid Jain - School of Biomedical Engineering
  • Tara Wigmosta - School of Biomedical Engineering

College of Health and Human Sciences Awards.

College of Health and Human Sciences logo

The College of Health and Human Sciences is pleased to provide three Excellence in Research and Scholarship awards and one Excellence in Creativity award.


Scholarship Awards.

Excellence in Research and Scholarship:
Three $250 awards
  • Kiri Michell - Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Arianna Odom - Health and Exercise Science
  • Janee Terwoord - Health and Exercise Science
Excellence in Creativity:
One $250 award
  • Jessica Shaver - Design and Merchandising

College of Liberal Arts Awards.

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Awards to Graduate Students in Liberal Arts Disciplines/Departments for highest achievements in:


Creative and Performing Arts, including visual arts, music (solo and ensemble), theatre, dance, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction:

Scholarship Awards.

Top Scholar:
Two $500 awards
  • Esther Hayes - English
  • Samuel Dong Saul - Art and Art History

Scholarly/Research-based poster presentations:

Scholarship Awards.

Top Scholar:
Two $500 awards
  • Megan Clevenger - History
  • Marie Taylor - Anthropology and Geography

College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Scholar Award:

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The College of Natural Sciences Outstanding Scholar Award honors the scholarship of graduate students who exemplify the college’s commitment to cutting-edge research.


Scholarship Awards.

Outstanding Scholar:
Four awards of $500 each
  • Ryan Czarny - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Pascal Jundt - Physics
  • Kate McMahon - Chemistry
  • Eve Mozur - Chemistry

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Awards.

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CVMBS Top Scholar Awards


CVMBS values discovery and celebrates development of the skill set to advance knowledge with original research. Our mission is to help animals, people and the planet through restorative and preventive strategies for the health of these systems – a One Health perspective. This award recognizes promise in a research student in developing the skills to advance knowledge.

Scholarship Awards.

Top Scholar:
Three $500 awards
  • Savannah Rocha - Micrbiolgy, Immunology and Pathology
  • Luke Schwerdtfeger - Biomedical Sciences
  • Ariel Timkovich - Micrbiolgy, Immunology and Pathology

Warner College of Natural Resources Award for Graduate Student Achievement.

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Warner College of Natural Resources Award for Graduate Student Achievement: This award recognizes excellence in graduate student achievement and excellence in scholarship and research that sets the foundation for outstanding career-long contributions to the natural resources field.


Scholarship Awards.

Top Scholar:
Three $500 awards
  • Matthew Creasy - Forest and Rangeland Stewardship
  • Juarez Michelotti - Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Shaunie Rasmussen - Ecosystem Science and Sustainability