Student Awards

Since 2021, the SSPB Program solicits faculty and student nominations for the following SSPB graduate student awards to recognize exceptional student academic performance in and dedication to the program. Awards are given annually and recipients are recognized during each commencement season.

2021 Graduate Student Award Recipients


SSPB Thesis Award
In recognition of an outstanding Ph.D. thesis
Ilenne Del Valle Kessra

SSPB Research Award
In recognition of an outstanding doctoral research as marked by a first-authored publication
Jihwan (James) Lee
Shubham Tripathi

Qi Wang

SSPB Leadership & Service Award
In recognition of demonstrated commitment and leadership to improve the graduate student experience in the SSPB program.
Matthew Carpenter
Kshitij Rai
Caleigh Roleck

SSPB Early Achievement Award
In recognition of demonstrated excellence during the first three years in the SSPB program
Rosa Selenia Guerra Resendez