MAE PhD Students Take College of Engineering's Top Graduate Research Awards for 2014

The College of Engineering held its Research Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 10th during USU’ Research Week.  Dean Hailey presented the awards to the undergraduate and graduate recipients.  The College of Engineering has six departments, with approximately 400 students in the various graduate degree programs offered by the departments.

Jeff Harris was named the College of Engineering’s Graduate Student Researcher for 2014, and he was also recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Scholar. Dr. Barton Smith (major professor) nominated Jeff for the awards because of his research excellence and for his role in founding USU's chapter of the American Nuclear Society.

Colby Jensen was recognized as an Outstanding Graduate Scholar.  Dr. Heng Ban (major professor) nominated Colby because of his publication experience. While working with Dr. Ban, Colby has published 11 journal articles during his time at USU. 

Three Outstanding Graduate Scholar awards are given each year by the College of Engineering.  Recipients are selected based on their GPA, completion of PhD qualifying exams and proposal defense, scholarly presentations, research publications, conference proceedings, and leadership activities through outreach. Each recipient receives $500 cash plus $500 towards a scholarly conference of their choice

Congratulations to Jeff and Colby on receiving these awards!

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