Graduate Awards


Bathka Rath Award

The Bhakta Rath Research Award, established in 2010 by an endowment from Dr. Bhakta B. Rath and his wife, Sushama Rath, offers an opportunity to promote and reward excellence in scientific and engineering research in the field of physical and natural sciences and engineering.

Chee Huei Lee

Chee Huei Lee

PhD Student
2011 Co-Recipient (with advisor Yoke Khin Yap)


DeVlieg Foundation Fellowship

The DeVlieg Foundation has generously provided support for graduate students pursuing research in engineering, wildlife, and biology at Michigan Tech.

Graduate School Finishing Fellowships

Each semester, the Graduate School anticipates awarding Finishing Fellowships that provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in the Michigan Tech Plan.

  • Summer 2021 - Sandip Aryal
  • Spring 2021 - Subin Thomas
  • Fall 2020 - Qing Guo


Graduate School Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

Nominated by their academic school or department, students receiving this award have exhibited exceptional ability as a teacher and have received excellent evaluations from students.

  • 2021 - Ian Herzog
  • 2019 - Lisa Eggart (Spring)
  • 2018 - Aeshah Khudaysh Muqri (Spring), Nicholas Videtech (Fall)
  • 2017 - Kevin Waters
  • 2016 - Teresa Wilson


Graduate School Dean’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship

Goes to graduating graduate students nominated by their academic school or department for their academic achievements.

  • 2021 - Sandip Aryan, Abu Shawon, Nurun Nahar Lata
  • 2020-2021 - Amit Acharya, Qing Guo, Shreya Joshi, Cameron Shock, Subin Thomas
  • 2019 - Chad Brisbois, Kamal Kant Chandrakar (Spring)
  • 2018 - Meghnath Jaishi (Spring), Dolendra Karki (Fall)