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Graduate Education

Featured UW Graduate Students

UW Department of Physics and Astronomy Grad Student Wins NASA Fellowship

Jessica Sutter, Astrophysics Student at the University of Wyoming

Jessica Sutter, a third-year graduate student in the University of Wyoming’s Department of Physics and Astronomy, is one of eight astrophysics students, out of 177 applicants, to receive a $45,000 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF).

Sutter’s faculty adviser, Professor Daniel Dale, will serve as the principal investigator of their project, “Determining the Nature of [CII] 158 Micron Emission: An Improved Star Formation Rate Indicator.”

Sutter’s research focuses on the rate at which galaxies form new stars, and that information, ultimately, will help astronomers replay the events that created our own Milky Way galaxy.


UW Graduate Students, Mentor Receive Annual Awards

The University of Wyoming’s Office of Academic Affairs and the Graduate Council have selected the 2018 winners of graduate student and mentor awards for outstanding teaching and research.

The Distinguished Graduate 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. And the Outstanding Dissertation Award is granted to a graduate student for an exemplary doctoral dissertation. Each award carries a stipend.

Here are the 2018 award winners:

MS Student Awarded Outstanding Master's Thesis Award from Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Sachintha MendisPlease congratulate Sachintha Mendis, and her thesis committee Dr. Vardges Hovhannisyan (chair), Dr. Chris Bastian and Dr. Alexandre Skiba.  Sachintha’s thesis was selected as this year’s Outstanding Master’s Thesis by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).  Her investigation of the structure of food demand in China contributes to our understanding of the demand for food quality and has implications for marketing US food products in China’s ever expanding consumer market.  


Sachintha is originally from Sri Lanka, where she completed a B.S. In Agribusiness and an M.Phil. in Agricultural Economics.  She completed her MS in Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW in 2017, during which she was awarded the Glenn P. Roehrkasse scholarship.  Sachintha is currently pursuing a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics at Colorado State University.  A manuscript from her thesis research has been accepted for publication in Agricultural Economics.  



UW Graduate Student Honored for Community Engagement

Dilnoza Khasilova A University of Wyoming Ph.D. student who organized a program that provides free foreign language instruction to the community has received UW’s inaugural Marvin Millgate Student Engagement Award.

Dilnoza Khasilova, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in literacy after earning a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from UW’s College of Education, was given the honor that goes to a student engaged in service learning or other service opportunities that have made a tangible difference in the community.

“Dilnoza’s leadership of the World Language and Culture Program (WLCP) has made remarkable contributions toward global sensitivity and understanding within the UW community,” says Amy Roberts, associate professor in the College of Education, who nominated the student. “Under her leadership, the program has become a unique co-curricular offering that encourages and celebrates domestic and international students, faculty, staff and the Laramie community to engage with each other through the study of languages and cultures characterized by mutual respect, responsibility, action and commitment.”


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We are an optimal size for and have a strong culture of collaboration between faculty and graduate students.

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Graduate Assistant Funding Available to Departments and Faculty

Diversity Graduate Assistantships Available!

Diversity Graduate Assistantships Available. URDM Graduate Assistantships provide support for under-represented domestic minority and women applicants in traditionally under-represented disciplines. URDM supports American-born or naturalized citizens of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian/Alaskan native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Asian-American applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants should contact their department of interest directly to visit with potential faculty mentors and programs available. Mention the 'URDM GA'.

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