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UW Graduate Award Recipients Announced

April 10, 2015
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John Pierre, professor in the UW Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has published more than 130 professional journal and conference papers, with more than 60 percent of those co-written by graduate students. He has advised or co-advised many graduate students, including 11 Ph.D. students, and also served on approximately 70 graduate committees in six departments across campus. (UW Photo)

The University of Wyoming Graduate Council has selected this year's graduate award winners.

The recipients were nominated by their respective departments, advisers and faculty members. Final award winners were chosen by the Graduate Council. The awards include an honorarium.

This year's winners, listed by their departments, are:

John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Awards

Elizabeth Bell, Philosophy.
Gurudutt Chandrashekar, Mechanical Engineering.
Alisa Estey, Psychology.
Rachel Jennings, Mathematics.
Tyler Rasmussen, Kinesiology and Health.
Earl Wood, Physics and Astronomy.

Outstanding Dissertation Awards

Yinan Hua, Pharmacology/Biomedical Sciences.
Michael Tabak, Zoology and Physiology/Program in Ecology.

Outstanding Master's Thesis Award

Matthew Hethcoat, Zoology and Physiology.

Distinguished Graduate Faculty Mentor Award

John Pierre, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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