Outstanding Thesis Award

The Outstanding Thesis Award is given annually to recognize those students who have shown exceptional scholarship and dedication in developing and writing their master’s thesis or project. Each program may nominate one thesis or project for submission; submissions are judged for their originality, significance, quality, and outcomes. A call for nominations is sent to faculty at the end of the academic year, and winners are announced the following fall quarter.

We are proud to announce the 2018-2019 winners:

  • Bryan Castillo, author of Ages of Prehistoric Earthquakes on the Banning Strand of the San Andreas Fault, Near North Palm Springs, California, written for his Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Computer Science, Biological Sciences, Math, Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences category)
  • Alana Muller, author of Neurological Correlates of the Dunning-Kruger Effect, written for her Master of Arts in Psychological Science (Humanities and Social Sciences category)

Each winner is presented with a check for $500 and a certificate to commerate the event. Congratulations, Bryan and Alana!

Read more about their outstanding achievements.