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2016 College & Department Award Winners

College of Science

John B. George Award

Chosen from the Dean’s Award nominees and presented to the outstanding graduating senior in the college based on academic achievement and service to the university community.

Dean's Award

Awarded to the outstanding senior in each department.

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

Awarded to a graduating senior who has performed outstanding original research in science or mathematics.

Diane Haynes Memorial Award

Presented to an outstanding graduate student in the College of Science.

  • Katie Shine, Bristol, England (PhD, Biology)

Department of Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Award

Based on potential for excellence as an undergraduate research participant.

  • Katherine Sussman
  • Justin Anast
  • Zachary Root

Curtis and Mary Sundquist Undergraduate Research Award

  • Katie McTighe

Pohl Research Award

  • Deidrie Briggs

Department of Chemistry

American Institute of Chemists Student Award

  • Amber LaVigne

William H. Cone Award

Presented to the outstanding senior in chemistry.

  • Paul K. Hanna

Cooley Juve Award

Selected on the basis of scholarship.

  • Wyatt Thornley

Excellence in Chemistry Award winner

  • Jacob Dalton

Department of Geography

Lorraine & Marcellus Henderson Award

  • Josh Springer

Meritorious Achievement Award

  • Jeff Horgan
  • Bryan Perry

Department of Geological Sciences

Outstanding Junior

Based on scholarship and/or service.

  • Matt Peterson

Outstanding Senior

Based on scholarship and/or service.

  • Charlene Home

Outstanding Graduate Student

Graduate student with outstanding research in hydro, geology, geophysics or environmental science.

  • Andrew Canada

Liselle Batt Award

Based on performance, outstanding field skills and participation in field camp.

  • Emma Niedholdt

Alumni Achievement Award

Based on performance and participation.

  • Cary Lindsey

Department of Mathematics

Outstanding Graduating Seniors

  • Kelly Christensen
  • Tyler Jaszkowiak

Chair’s Award for Excellence

  • Hayden Riley Smotherman
  • Daniel Schmalz
  • Shanshan Zhang
  • Brooke Tucker

Excellence in Teaching

  • Daniel Reiss
  • Mark McDonald
  • John Pawlina
  • Brad Wiest
  • Doug Decock

Department of Physics

George and Della Luke Award

Presented to the outstanding graduating senior in physics.

  • Kelly A. Christensen

Graduate Research Award

  • Yevgen Oleksandrovych Nosyk

Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

  • Randy Millerson

Outstanding Graduating Senior

  • Hayden Riley Smotherman

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award

  • Nathan Daniel LeBaron

Department of Statistical Science

Dale Everson Statistics Fellowship Award

Awarded to outstanding statistics graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence.

  • Elizabeth Ehrsam
  • Chung Yan Wan

Celebration | May 14, 2016

Following Commencement join us for a light lunch followed by a short program to recognize the department award winners and present the college awards.

Join Us


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904


Web: College of Science