Two engineering graduate students honored with Alumni Association Dissertation Award

April 06, 2023

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Penn State News. It features Lauren Dennis, a doctoral student in civil engineering, and Atip Lawanprasert, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering.  

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Thirteen graduate students received the Alumni Association Dissertation Award, one of the most prestigious awards given to doctoral candidates at the University. The award was made possible through a gift from the Penn State Alumni Association and provides funding and recognition to outstanding full-time research doctorate students who have passed their comprehensive examinations and have received approval of their dissertation topic. The award, comprised of a certificate and a medal, is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students. It recognizes outstanding professional accomplishment and achievement in scholarly research in any of the disciplinary areas. 

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