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Student Achievement Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student in Research Award

This award is given annually to an outstanding PULSe graduate student in research.

Nominations come from the PULSe faculty. Nominations must be submitted to the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs by no later than February 8th.

Once nominated, application requirements include:

  • Application cover sheet (to be issued directly to nominee)
  • One page statement from the applicant describing his/her research accomplishments and contributions to the scientific community.
  • Curriculum Vitae (4-page maximum)
  • Letter of recommendation from major professor detailing the reasons that s/he believes the applicant is appropriate for this distinguished award.
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member that is NOT affiliated with the student's primary lab.

NOTE:

  • All application materials should be submitted electronically.
  • Only currently enrolled students are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have successfully completed the PULSe Preliminary Examination to be eligible to apply.

The award winner will be determined by several faculty reviewers. These faculty reviewers will be selected in the spring semester by the Associate Dean in the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs and the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs. The major professor of the award winner will serve as one of the reviewers following the award year, if a conflict of interest does not exist.

Award amount: $350

Outstanding Graduate Student in Teaching Award

This award is given annually to an outstanding PULSe graduate student in teaching.

Nominations come from the PULSe faculty. Nominations must be submitted to the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs by no later than February 8th.

Once nominated, application requirements include:

  • Application cover sheet (to be issued directly to nominee)
  • 250 word statement from the nominee detailing his/her approach to teaching.
  • Student evaluations
  • Curriculum Vitae (4-page maximum)
  • Two letters of recommendation are required. These must come from the following individuals:
  • Faculty member responsible for oversight of at least one of the course's taught by the nominee.
  • Individual responsible for directly supervising the nominee's teaching of one of the courses taught.
  • Submit application materials to pulse@purdue.edu by March 1st.

NOTE:

  • All application materials should be submitted electronically.
  • Only currently enrolled students are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have completed at least two semesters of teaching to be eligible to apply.

The award winner will be determined by several faculty reviewers. These faculty members will be selected in the spring semester by the Associate Dean in the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs and the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs. The major professor of the award winner will serve as one of the reviewers following the award year, if a conflict of interest does not exist. 

Award amount: $300

Publication of the Year Awards

The PULSe Publication of the Year awards are given annually to recognize the most outstanding publications produced by PULSe students and to emphasize the importance of sharing research with the scientific community. To recognize the breadth of research being conducted in PULSe, 2-3 Publication of the Year awards will be given.

Nominations come from the PULSe faculty. Nominations must be submitted to the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs by no later than February 10th.

Once nominated, application requirements include:

  • Application cover sheet (to be issued directly to nominee)
  • An abstract of no more than 300 words.
  • An electronic copy of the actual published paper.
  • A completed Publication of the Year cover sheet that includes: Name of Student, Name of Major Professor, Year of Study, Publication Title, Article Title, and additional bibliographic information.
  • A letter of support from the student's major professor. This should detail the student's contributions to the research documented in the paper, along with their efforts to bring the material to publication.
  • Submit application materials to pulse@purdue.edu by March 1st.

NOTE:

  • All application materials should be submitted electronically.
  • Only currently enrolled students are eligible to apply.
  • Articles are eligible for submission only if they have been published sometime between January 2011 and January 2012.

The award winners will be determined by several faculty reviewers. These faculty members will be selected in the spring semester by the Associate Dean in the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs and the Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs. The major professor of the award winner will serve as one of the reviewers following the award year, if a conflict of interest does not exist.

The faculty will evaluate submissions based on the quality of the journal, impact of the study, and the contributions of the student to the research documented in the article.

Award amount: 2-3 $150 awards

Certificate of Recognition for First-Authorship

In recognition of students who have served as first-author on a publication between January 2011 and 2012, certificates of recognition will be given.

Application requirements include:

  • An electronic copy of the published paper.
  • A completed PULSe Certificate of Recognition for First-Authorship cover sheet that includes: Name of Student, Name of Major Professor, Year of Study, Publication Title, Article Title, and additional bibliographic information.
  • Submit application materials to pulse@purdue.edu by March 1st.

NOTE:

  • All application materials should be submitted electronically.
  • Only currently enrolled students are eligible to apply.

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