Subject Area Awards

Students will compete for 1st and 2nd place prize based within their subject area. Subject area winners are decided based on the total score and ranking (1st or 2nd) in their overall subject. First place winner receives $300. Second place winner receives $150.

Student Organization Award

The student organization with the most volunteer points (total combined volunteer hours worked) will receive upto $400 for its members who volunteer.

Special Awards 2020

Sigma Xi is sponsoring the following awards this year:

         i) Sigma Xi STEM Award

         ii) Sigma Xi Interdisciplinary Award

There will be a winner from the graduate & undergraduate category for each of these awards. The prize money for the graduate & undergraduate category is $300 & $200 respectively.

The Glasscock Humanities Award will be awarded based on the following criteria:

1) humanities content – does the project explore the meaning and understanding of human experience

2) interdisciplinary scope of the project?

Two $100 undergraduate awards and two $100 graduate awards. There will be one award given for undergraduate oral presentations, undergraduate poster presentations, graduate oral presentations, and graduate poster presentations.

i. Higher Education and/or High Impact Learning Research Award

This $500 award honors the best emergent research related the area of higher education and/or high impact student learning in higher education.  It is designed to encourage high quality research relevant to higher education (policy issues, role of technology, finance, administration, student services, retention/persistence, technology shaping learning, etc.) and/or high impact college student learning (student organization leadership, living learning communities, study abroad, student employment, etc).   Up to two Higher Education and/or High Impact Learning Research Awards will be presented each year. Award is open to students from all disciplines.  This award is proudly sponsored and made possible through funding provided by the Division of Student Affairs.

ii. ACE in Higher Education Research Award

This $500 award honors the best emergent research in the area of diversity and inclusion issues in higher education.  It is designed to raise awareness and advance research on diversity and inclusion issues in higher education (accountability, campus climate, equity, policy, programming, services, role of technology, student development, etc.).   Up to two ACE in Higher Education Research Award will be presented each year. This award is proudly sponsored and made possible through funding provided by the Division of Student Affairs.

This award honors the very best research achievement at Texas A&M University by an undergraduate and graduate student. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in research through complexity and originality of topic, precision of research methods, correctness of information, expertise in subject area, clear communication, and well thought implications/impacts for the field or future.

One $1,000 undergraduate award and one $1,000 graduate award (in either poster or oral)

School of Innovation is sponsoring the following award for SRW 2019:

  • The Most Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Team recognizes a undergraduate group project that is clear, logical, and multi-disciplinary. (One undergraduate award to be presented.)

This award honors the most innovative, yet practical research that exemplifies the focus areas of Texas Sea Grant: Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture, and Environmental Literacy & Coastal Workforce Development.

The award will be given to an undergraduate or graduate student (one award of $250) from any discipline who submits an outstanding oral presentation or poster with a primary focus on:

  • Resilient Coastal Communities & Economies
  • Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
  • Sustainable Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Environmental Literacy & Coastal Workforce Development

Apply using the button below for the external application for special awards for the 2020 Student Research Week. The application deadline will extend beyond the registration deadline of February 15th, 2020 to March 6th, 2020.

Please direct your questions about special awards or SRW subject category awards to srw@tamu.edu.

APPLY FOR SPECIAL AWARDS