Graduate School honors student theses, dissertations from CASNR programs
Texas Tech University's Graduate School has announced the recipients of this year's awards, which recognize the quality of work shown in graduate students' theses and dissertations. This year those honored included topics in biological and life sciences. Students were nominated by their discipline's faculty members for the cash award donated by the Helen Jones Foundation.
Master's thesis:" First place: Aakriti Sharma, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Nominated by David Weindorf, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources associate dean for research and BL Allen Endowed Chair of Pedology, for "Characterization of Soils via Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer."" Second place: Cody Sultenfuss, Department of Animal and Food Sciences. Nominated by Samuel Prien, professor of reproductive physiology and assisted reproduction, for "A Novel and Inexpensive Semen Thawing Device Designed to Improve Efficiency in a Production Agriculture Environment."
Doctoral dissertation:" First place: Sanaz Shafian, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Nominated by Stephen Maas, professor of agricultural microclimatology, for "Estimation of soil moisture status in the Texas High Plains using remote sensing."" Second place: Matthew Van Landeghem, Department of Natural Resources Management, CASNR. Nominated by Reynaldo PatiÃ±o, professor of fisheries/biological sciences, for "Environmental Factors Regulating Toxic Blooms of Golden Algae (Prymnesium Parvum) and their Effects on Fisheries Resources."
The first place doctoral dissertation winners were nominated for the Council of Graduate Schools annual CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award. The competition recognizes dissertations that represent original work and make unusually significant contributions to the disciplines being recognized.
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