Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

2021 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

AWARD INFORMATION

The College of Engineering Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is presented annually to a graduate student in the College of Engineering in recognition of original work in the form of a doctoral dissertation that has made an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.  Awards will be made on the basis of both methodological and substantive quality.  A selection committee composed of College faculty makes the recommendation of the award recipients to the Dean, based on submitted application materials.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • This award is open to graduate students in the UNL College of Engineering who have submitted their doctoral dissertations for graduation in August 2020, December 2020, or May 2021.
  • Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.
  • An individual must be nominated by a faculty member affiliated with the College of Engineering.
  • Nominees will be evaluated on their dissertations scholarly content, methodology, contribution to the field, and overall clarity. 
  • Nomination materials are to be submitted electronically through the on-line submission site, with uploaded documents preferably in PDF format.  Please have all materials ready to submit at one time; forms may not be saved and added to at a later time.
  • The recipient of this award will receive a certificate and $500 award
  • The DEADLINE for submitting a complete on-line nomination form is Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:59 PM.  Late nominations will not be accepted.
(e.g. PhD in CIVE)
UPLOAD:
The following documents in support of this nomination are to be uploaded, preferably in PDF format.
Letter of nomination by the faculty advisor Required
Two-page limit, assessing the significance and quality of the doctoral dissertation work
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.
Letter of support by another member of the dissertation committee Required
Two-page limit, assessing the significance and quality of the doctoral dissertation work
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.
Nominee’s curriculum vitae Required
Two-page limit
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.
Abstract of the doctoral dissertation including its title (written by the nominee) Required
Not to exceed 10 pages total including graphs/tables/etc.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.