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Department Awards for Graduate Students

We are very proud of the many accomplishments of our graduate students. They have excelled in research and teaching and have successfully secured a range of external and internal grants. For a recent overview of their successes, click here. The department presents two awards each year to graduate students. Both of the awards were inaugurated in 2012. They confer a $150 prize and recognition within the department.

The Erwin C. Hargrove Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

The Erwin C. Hargrove Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award is designed to recognize excellent contributions by a graduate student to teaching. It is named after Professor Emeritus Erwin C. Hargrove, who was at Vanderbilt from 1976-2000. A dedicated undergraduate teacher, Hargrove won the Jeffrey Nordhaus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1988 and the Ernest A. Jones Faculty Advisor Award in 1990 for his work in undergraduate advising.

Recipients:

2017  Sheahan Virgin
2016  Carrie Roush
2015  Mollie Cohen
2014  Steve Utych
2013  Claire Abernathy
2012  Margarita Corrall
   

The Best Graduate Student Conference Paper Award

The Best Graduate Student Conference Paper Award is designed to recognize excellence in research presented at a conference in the past year.

Recipients:

2017  Marc Trussler
2016  Mark Richardson
2015  Andrew Engelhardt
2014  Fred Batista
2013  Jennifer Selin
2012  Steve Utych