Congratulations, 2013 Graduate School Award Winners

The 2013 Graduate School Awards were presented to the winning students, faculty and staff at the Graduate School’s Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, in the Student Activities Center Ballroom B.

“The winners represent the very best of Stony Brook, and I congratulate you all,” said Charles Taber, Interim Dean of the Graduate School. “I am most grateful to the members of this year’s Selection Committee: Jackie Collier, SoMAS Graduate Council; Yuefan Deng, Applied Mathematics and Statistics; Dilip Gersappe, Material Science; Greg Hajcak, Psychology; Peter Koch, Physics and Astronomy; Glenn Lopez, SoMAS; Mary Rawlinson, Cultural Analysis and Theory and Philosophy; and Steve Smith, Biochemistry.”

Winners of the 2013 Graduate School Awards

President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students
Guang Cheng, Material Science
Ping Cao, Chemistry
Bryce Gadway, Physics
Christopher Koenigsmann, Chemistry
Qiang Zhu, Geosciences

President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
Sheri Clark, Psychology
Jeff Epstein, Philosophy
Cheryl Llewellyn, Sociology
Niahm O’Hara, Ecology and Evolution
Michael Restivo, Journalism/Sociology
Megan Tudor, Psychology

Winners of this award will be invited to participate in the August 2013 Workshop for New Teaching Assistants, presented each year to new doctoral students during graduate orientation programming.

Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Fellowship
Benjamin Schachtman, English

Madeline Fusco Fellowship
April Johnson, Political Science

Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship Award (funded by donations from faculty and staff)
Erica Laine Nooney, Cultural Analysis and Theory

Marburger Award for Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Karin Gilje, Physics and Astronomy

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring by a Faculty Member (decided by a subcommittee of the GCF&A Committee)
Greg Hajcak, Psychology

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching by a Faculty Member
Kostya Likharev, Physics and Astronomy

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Education by a Graduate Program Director
Matthew Lebo, Political Science

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Education by a Graduate Program Coordinator
Carol Juliano, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Structural Biology

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