Qualifications for the OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD
The Outstanding Graduate Student Award was established to recognize outstanding students at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels who are NEWSS student members for their work and contributions to the field of weed science in research, teaching, extension, and to the society. Criteria for the award include:
- Nominees must be currently enrolled as a student or have received their degrees no more than 12 months prior to the annual meeting;
- The nomination must be by letter and 2 supporting letters are required;
- The nominating letter should explain in general and specific terms the outstanding contributions of the nominee;
- The nominator should also include the following information on the nominee with the nominating letter:
- Academic and work history;
- Listing of research publications including those in peer-reviewed journals, bulletins, society proceedings, and popular articles;
- Teaching experience in classroom and laboratory including teaching assistant (include specific responsibilities) and guest/invited lectures;
- Extension activities including field days, presentations at meetings, in-service training, civic personnel, schools, and general public;
- Service to weed science organizations (committees, participation at weed contests, etc.);
- Honors and awards (highlighting those related to weed science).
- Awards are limited to a maximum of one M.S. and one Ph.D. level award per year, and both level awards are not required to be given in any one year;
- Winners of the M.S. level award are also eligible for the award during their Ph.D. program;
- The award is a plaque.