2007 Awards

The Office of Graduate Studies congratulates recipients of the 2007 Folsom Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis awards, the Graduate Teaching and Research awards, and the Excellence in Graduate Education awards. See also: Awardees from other years.

2007 Lowe R. & Mavis M. Folsom Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award

Funded by the Folsom family through the University of Nebraska Foundation, this award recognizes and rewards distinguished scholarship and research at the doctoral level. Nominated dissertations represent original work making an extraordinarily significant contribution to the discipline.

This year's recipient is Dr. Lu Yuan. Dr. Yuan completed her Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy, August 2006, under the supervision of Professor Sy-Hwang Liou.

Lu Yuan

2007 Lowe R. & Mavis M. Folsom Distinguished Masters Thesis Award

Funded by the Folsom family through the University of Nebraska Foundation, this award recognizes and rewards distinguished scholarship and research at the master's level.

Ms. Adriana Trejo Sanchez is the 2007 recipient. She received her Master of Science in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, December 2005, under the supervision of Dr. Susan Hallbeck.

Adriana Trejo Sanchez

2007 Excellence in Graduate Education Award

Dr. Stephen Mason and Dr. James Gentry are the recipients of the Excellence in Graduate Education Award. Dr. Mason is a Professor in Agronomy and Horticulture and Dr. Gentry is a Professor in Marketing.

The Excellence in Graduate Education Award honors faculty members whose dedication to graduate students and commitment to excellence in graduate mentoring have made a significant contribution to graduate education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

James Gentry

Stephen Mason

2007 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

The Office of Graduate Studies recognizes the valuable role that graduate teaching assistants play in enhancing undergraduate learning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award honors graduate teaching assistants who have demonstrated special effectiveness in teaching undergraduates in a variety of settings.

The 2007 recipient is Ms. Elizabeth Ribarsky. Ms. Ribarsky is a doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant in Communication Studies.

Beth Ribarsky

2007 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award

Recipients of the 2007 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award are Ms. Camile Semighini and Mr. Satya Bulusu. Ms. Semighini is a doctoral student and graduate research assistant in Biological Sciences, with a specialization in Plant Pathology and Mr. Bulusu is a doctoral student and graduate research assistant in Chemistry.

This award recognizes the excellent quality of research carried out by UNL graduate students and is given based on the student's on-going outstanding contribution to research, future promise as a researcher, and on the originality, imagination, and significance of their research or creative activity.

Camile Semighini

Satya Bulusu