Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award


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2019 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award


The College of Engineering Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award is presented annually to a graduate student in the College of Engineering in recognition of original work in the form of a Master’s thesis 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.


  • This award is open to graduate students in the UNL College of Engineering who have submitted their Master’s thesis for graduation in August 2018, December 2018, or May 2019.
  • Individuals who have received a Ph.D. (or comparable research degree) in any discipline, prior to writing the Master’s thesis, are not eligible.
  • Previous recipients of this award are not eligible.
  • An individual must be nominated by a faculty member affiliated with the College of Engineering.
  • 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, and be honored at the annual College-wide Graduate Student Recognition Event, scheduled for Wednesday, May 1st at 3 PM in Nebraska Unions, Regency Suites.
  • The DEADLINE for submitting a complete on-line nomination form is Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM.  Late nominations will not be accepted.