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Published April 26, 2023
The University of Wyoming’s School of Graduate Education and Graduate Council have selected the 2023 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.
The Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award recognizes outstanding faculty commitment to graduate student mentoring. The John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Awards go to graduate teaching assistants to honor their excellence in teaching. The Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award recognizes a graduate student for an exemplary master’s thesis. The Outstanding Dissertation Award is granted to a graduate student for an exemplary doctoral dissertation.
Each award carries a stipend.
The Early-Career Graduate Faculty Mentor Award and the Mid-Career Graduate Faculty Mentor Award are presented to faculty members for their commitment to mentoring graduate students. The Early-Career Graduate Faculty Mentor Award is presented to a faculty member with less than six years of academic career at the university. The Mid-Career Graduate Faculty Mentor Award is given to a faculty member with six to 10 years of academic career experience at UW.
The faculty award winners are:
-- Distinguished Graduate Faculty Mentor Award: Chip Kobulnicky, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
-- Early-Career Graduate Faculty Mentor Award: Danielle Bruns, assistant professor, Division of Kinesiology and Health.
-- Mid-Career Graduate Faculty Mentor Award: TeYu Chien, associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
The graduate student award winners, listed by award, hometown, name and department, are:
John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Assistant Teaching Awards
-- Forest Hill, Md.: Sara West, Department of Music.
-- Jacksonville, Ala.: Brittany Cangialosi, Department of Psychology.
-- Lander: Sydney Polson, Division of Kinesiology and Health.
-- Missoula, Mont.: Rae Haight, Creative Writing Program.
-- Silverthorne, Colo.: Charles Koenig, Department of Anthropology.
Outstanding Master’s Thesis
-- Mandan, N.D.: Samantha Power, College of Health Sciences, Division of Communication Disorders, “Growth of the craniofacial complex in the first two years of life.”
-- Bloomsburg, Pa.: Gabriel Barrile, Program in Ecology and Evolution, “Behavioral and demographic responses to environmental change in a pond breeding amphibian.”