Above photo: Jeremy Brunette, left, with Matthew Douglass.
Jeremy Brunette, alumni of the anthropology graduate program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earned the 2016 Great Plains-CESU Graduate Student Award for his project, "Archaeological Inventory of the Platt National Park National Historic Landmark (Platt Historic District), Chickasaw National Recreation Area."
“Jeremy was selected for the award because of his outstanding accomplishments on the project,” the Great Plains-CESU announced. “Jeremy clearly demonstrates the outstanding qualities we look for in our student recipients of this award.”
This is the first student recognition award issued by the Great Plains-CESU and is meant to recognize outstanding accomplishments by graduate students involved in their projects. Students must have delivered an outstanding service or product, have had a direct and exceptional impact on federal resource management, and be in their last year of their graduate program or graduated in the last academic year.
Brunette’s research project was funded through a Great Plains-CESU funding agreement between the university and the National Park Service. It generated the base data for the virtual town of Sulphur Springs, Indian Territory, which was an offshoot of his 2015 master’s thesis research. His master’s advisor, Dr. Matthew Douglass, who is now a STEM Education Development Professor of Practice in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, nominated him for his work.
Brunette will be presented the award at the 2017 Great Plains-CESU annual meeting in February, where he will have an opportunity to present his research.
Brunette is currently employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, where the development of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park is underway.