Call for Nominations for SHSU College of Sciences Awards
Dear College of Sciences Colleagues:
We are excited to announce that the Sam Houston State University College of Sciences has recently instituted several awards recognizing significant achievements in research, teaching, and service by members of our college, both faculty and students. The College of Sciences Awards & Recognition Committee invites your nominations by March 22, 2013 for the following awards:
- Faculty Excellence in Research
- Faculty Excellence in Teaching
- Faculty Excellence in Service
- Adjunct Faculty Excellence in Teaching
- Graduate Student Excellence in Research
- Student Excellence in Teaching
Nominations can be made by any faculty member or department chair in the College of Sciences. Student nominations and self nominations will not be accepted. We will contact the nominees to supply additional documentation. The Awards & Recognition Committee will weigh all of the information and make recommendations to the Dean, who will notify the winners near the end of the spring semester and make a public announcement at the College of Sciences Fall Faculty Meeting.
The award descriptions and criteria are given in the documents linked from the above list. You can also view the Awards & Recognition Committee Policies & Procedures.
To submit your nominations, please email Dave Pooley (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the nominee's name and the award for which you are making the nomination.
We look forward to your nominations, and we thank you for your help with this process.
Chair of the SHSU College of Sciences Awards & Recognition Committee
New Undergraduate Research Funding Program Begins - Applications Being Accepted Now Through March 1, 2013
(from In the News)
College of Sciences Dean John Pascarella has launched a new program to support undergraduate research among the eight departmental units in the College of Sciences. This innovative program provides awards to successful student applicants that will help defray the expenses associated with conducting scholarly research as well as presenting research at professional conferences. Students will gain valuable experience throughout the research process – from developing an idea with a faculty mentor to preparing an academic proposal and budget, conducting research, and presenting the outcomes to members of the academic community.
Full-time students with strong academic records, and who are currently enrolled as majors in Agricultural and Industrial Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, or Physics, are encouraged to work with a faculty mentor in their program to prepare and submit an application for review. An application for funding to present research (to cover travel expenses) should also be completed where applicable. The first applications in this program are being accepted now through March 1, 2013.