Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Renowned Research

Mike Fealey 2014 Distinguished Master's Thesis Awards

The University of Minnesota Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in the Physical Sciences/Engineering has been awarded to Michael Fealey, a chemistry student at UMD, for his thesis Synaptotagmin signal propagation:  a model system for functional cooperativity at the membrane.  He received his M.S. degree in June 2013 under the direction of Professor Anne Hinderliter.  Fealey is currently pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota. 

Michele Stillinger, Distinguished Master's Thesis Award WinnerThe University of Minnesota Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in the Social Sciences has been awarded to Michele Stillinger, an anthropology student, for her thesis Archaeomagnetic Dating of Bronze Age Pottery from Tell Mozan, Syria.  She received her M.A. degree in April 2013 under the direction of Professor Katherine Hayes.  Stillinger is currently pursuing a PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota.

Both students will receive a $500 honorarium from the Graduate School and will compete for the Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS). 

In 2015-16, nominations will be accepted in the disciplines of Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.