"It has been a great experience for me. The wealth of knowledge that I have learned here and the ability to teach regularly has really been helpful for my development as a scientist"

- Joe Coolon, Ph.D Student in Ecological Genomics and 2008 winner of L. Evans Roth Award
 

 

 

Annual Graduate Student Awards

Awards given based on outstanding teaching or research during his/her graduate program in the Division of Biology

  • Michael Scott Watkins Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching
    Established in 1974 for M.S. Watkins, a deceased graduate student. Awarded annually to a graduate student who excels in her/his teaching responsibilities.

  • Chris Edler Award for Outstanding Research on Konza
    Established in 1993 for C. Edler who died while he was a graduate student in the Division. Awarded annually to a graduate student who has an outstanding record as a graduate student teacher and has performed superior research on Konza Prairie.

  • John C. Frazier Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Research in Plant Science
    J.C. Frazier was a plant physiologist in the Department of Plant Pathology and Botany before the formation of the Division of Biology. The endowment was established in 1976. The award is given at the discretion of the Director of the Division of Biology based on superior graduate student research in plant science, including a presentation given at the Annual Division of Biology Graduate Research Forum.

  • L. Evans Roth Award for Graduate Student Research in Cellular, Molecular or Developmental Biology
    L.E. Roth was the first Director of the Division of Biology. This new award is given at the discretion of the Director of the Division of Biology based on superior graduate student research in cell, molecular or developmental biology, including a presentation given at the Annual Division of Biology Graduate Research Forum.

Awards given to students based on an outstanding research presentation at the Annual Division of Biology Graduate Research Forum.

  • James E. Ackert Award for Outstanding Presentation for a Graduate Student
    J.E. Ackert was a long-time Dean of the Graduate School. He was a Parasitologist in the Department of Zoology. The award is given annually for an outstanding graduate student presentation by a student who has been in the Division of Biology graduate program less than two years.

  • H. Henley Haymaker Award for Outstanding Presentation for a Graduate Student
    Haymaker was a KSU faculty member in the Department of Botany for over 40 years from 1917- 1963. He was voted an outstanding teacher and contributed in many ways to the University. Haymaker Hall is named after him. The award was established in 1975 by his family. The award is given annually for an outstanding graduate student presentation by a student who has been in the Division of Biology graduate program 2 or more years or has a M.S. degree.
   
   
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