Recognizing and honoring students for excellence in science communication and outreach during their years of graduate study

Beginning this year, Michigan State University invites nominations for the Graduate Student Award for Science Communication and Outreach, conferred in recognition of the exemplary translation and communication of ideas, issues, findings, and advances in the sciences for the general public by a graduate or graduate professional student. For the purpose of this recognition, the sciences are inclusive of the natural and social sciences, medicine, and engineering.

One student will be selected as the recipient of the Graduate Student Award for Science Communication and Outreach annually. The award recipient will receive a plaque to memorialize the accomplishment and a $750 stipend. The recipient will be formally recognized at the annual Michigan State University Outreach and Engagement Awards Ceremony.

This award program is jointly sponsored by the office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and the MSU Graduate School.

Nomination Process

Faculty, administrators, community partners, members of the general public, or peers may initiate nominations. It is expected that nominees will be aware of the nomination and will contribution significantly in preparation of the nomination materials. Self-nominations are also welcome and especially encouraged.

Visit the Nomination Process webpage for details about eligibility, the timeline, nomination instructions, and award program contact information.