Call for Nominations for SHSU College of Sciences Awards

The Sam Houston State University College of Sciences recognizes 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 February 15, 2014, for the following awards:

Nominations can be made by any faculty member or department chair in the College of Sciences, and staff members are welcome to make nominations for the Faculty Excellence in Service Award. Student nominations and self nominations will not be accepted. Nominees will be contacted 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 at This page also contains the Awards & Recognition Committee Policies & Procedures.

To submit your nominations, please email Dave Pooley ( with the nominee's name and the award for which you are making the nomination.

New Undergraduate Research Funding Program Begins - Applications Being Accepted Now Through February 14, 2014

(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 February 14, 2014. 

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