Congratulations to Rebekah Keating, Lilian Patron, and Meaghan Torvund for receiving top graduate student awards. Rebekah received the Service Award, Lilian received the Scholarship Award, and Meaghan received the Teaching Award. A description of each award is as follows:
Service: attention to broader impacts and involvement in activities outside of academic responsibilities that benefit the department, university and the larger community. For example, this student may represent graduate student interests on councils or committees, organize graduate student events, assist departmental recruitment, participate in K-12 outreach, etc.
Scholarship: outstanding research publications, presentations at meetings, and scholarships awarded.
Teaching: teaching or mentoring that goes above and beyond what is required; positive evaluations or other feedback from students, willingness to help junior graduate students, etc.