Graduate Research Award
To recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS.
The nominee must be a registered graduate student in an accredited academic institution at the time in which the applications are due. Applicants are normally expected not to graduate before the award selection. The award may be given to a particular individual only once. Following the Awards Committee Meeting in the Spring/Summer, the top eight (8) student nominees are notified and invited to present talks on their research to the Awards Committee in a virtual interview in late summer. After the interview, the remaining three (3) students of the eight (8) finalists will receive a Graduate Research Award. Criteria for selection of the awardees are excellence in research and academic record.
Nature of the Award
The award consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium. Approximately ten awards are given annually.
Establishment and Support
The Graduate Research Awards were established in 1984 to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. Each consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.
- Michelle Brann, University of Chicago
- Trevor Donadt, Cornell University
- Sarah Zaccarine, Colorado School of Mines
- Debarghya Sarkar, University of Southern California
- Jeremy Schultz, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Christopher O'Connor, Harvard University