Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

2020 Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

AWARD INFORMATION

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.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • This award is open to graduate students in the UNL College of Engineering who have submitted their Master’s thesis for graduation in August 2019, December 2019, or May 2020.
  • 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.
  • Nominees will be evaluated on their thesis's 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, April 10th, 2020 at 11:59 PM.  Late nominations will not be accepted.
(e.g. MS 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 *
Two-page limit, assessing the significance and quality of the Master’s thesis 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 *
Two-page limit, assessing the significance and quality of the Master’s thesis work
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.
Nominee’s curriculum vitae *
Two-page limit
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf doc docx.
Abstract of the Master’s thesis including its title (written by the nominee) *
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.