Category Descriptions

CSAM Non-Faculty Service Awards - Two (2) Awards

Secretary/Administrative Assistant Award And Other Professional Staff Award

This award is for a non-faculty CSAM member who has demonstrated outstanding and substantial service to the College of Science and Mathematics. Please indicate in your nomination statement why this candidate should receive recognition. Please list concrete examples of the service.

Faculty Awards – Three (3) Awards

Faculty – College Service Award

This award is for a CSAM faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding and substantial service to the College of Science and Mathematics and the discipline. Please indicate in your nomination statement why this candidate should receive recognition. Please list concrete examples of the service.


Faculty – Research Award

This award is for a CSAM Faculty member who has made a significant and substantial contribution through his/her research while a faculty member at MSU.


Faculty – Teaching Award

This award is for a CSAM Faculty member who has distinguished him or herself by outstanding teaching within the College of Science and Mathematics. Nomination packets must include evidence (outcomes) of teaching prowess.

CSAM Student Awards – Three (3) Awards

Graduating Senior Research Award

This award is for a CSAM graduating senior who has engaged in original research. Significant contributions and results (publications, presentations, etc.) by the student should be cited.


Graduating Masters Graduate Research Award

This award is for a CSAM graduating master’s graduate student who has engaged in original thesis research. Significant contributions and results (publications, presentations, etc.) by the student should be cited.


Doctoral Research Award

This award is for a CSAM doctoral student who has engaged in original dissertation research and is at least one year past qualifying exams.

Students in the Ph.D. in Environmental Management Program must be at least one year past qualifying exams and nominators must discuss the potential for or the high quality of research within the student's dissertation.

Students in the Ph.D. in Mathematics Education Program must have completed at least 36 credits. Further, the faculty member nominating the student must address the student’s capacity to carry out high quality independent dissertation research in his or her nomination letter.

Significant contributions and results (publications, presentations, etc.) by the student should be cited by the nominator.