Student Awards and Honors

March 26, 2015

Vanessa Hull was honored with a prestigious award for her doctoral work, one of 12 Spartans celebrated for their global contributions Wednesday.

Hull received the Gill-Chin Lim Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Global Studies at the 25th Annual International Awards hosted by MSU International Studies and Programs, which recognize contributions for international understanding.


Dec. 5, 2014

Doctoral candidate Ayman Mabrouk has accepted a Sea Grant Fellowship in the NOAA National Ocean Service's Biogeography Branch in Silver Springs, MD.


July 1, 2014

Molly Good, a CSIS doctoral student, will be paired with a Great Lakes Fishery Commission executive to learn about fisheries management in the Great Lakes Basin with the help the Janice Lee Fenske Excellence in Fisheries Management Fellowship.


June 13, 2014

On Twitter, Jill Deines took up the challenge to explain her doctoral thesis to an 8 year old. She came up with “I try to figure out if there's enough water underground to continue growing our food.”


May 2, 2014

CSIS PhD student Joe Nohner will be awarded the Red Cedar Fly Fishers MSU grant at the organization's May 13 annual banquet.

His essay on fly fishing for bass resonated with the group's board, and earned him $1,000. 

The Red Cedar Fly Fishers is a group of men and women with flyfishing as a common interest, dedicated to conservation, restoration and education through the sport.


Feb. 24, 2014

CSIS alumna Abigail Lynch will receive the Albert Hazzard Award from the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Wednesday in Holland, Mich.

She is receiving the award for her dissertation research “Designing a decision-support tool for harvest management of Great Lakes white fish (Coregonus clupeaformis) in a changing climate.”


Feb. 13, 2014

CSIS master's student Marissa Hammond has been honored with the Dr. Howard A. Tanner Fisheries Excellence Fellowship for 2014-15. The award recognizes a student who is committed to fisheries research related to the Great Lakes, connecting waterway or tributary stream research.


Aug. 14, 2013

Doctoral student Joe Nohner received an American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists (AIFRB) Clark Hubbs Research Assistance Award for excellence in graduate-level research.


July 17, 2013

The American Fisheries Society (AFS) will honor Bill Taylor and his student, Marissa Hammond, with the Distinguished Service Award at the organization’s annual meeting in September.

Bill Taylor

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1980 to recognize members who have made outstanding contributions of time and energy for special projects and activities of AFS.


June 4, 2013

CSIS doctoral student Abigail Lynch has been awarded the American Fisheries Society J Frances Allen Scholarship, which was established to encourage women to become fisheries professionals.