CU-Boulder Doctoral Students Receive Graduate School Awards

Published: May 15, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder Graduate School has named geological sciences doctoral student Stephen Hasiotis winner of the Graduate Student Research and Creative Work Award for 1997.

Hasiotis, who is graduating this week, gained an international reputation in the scientific community while at CU-Boulder for his research on trace fossils such as trails, tracks, burrows and nests. He spearheaded the discoveries of the North American continent’s oldest dinosaur tracks and crayfish fossils and the world’s most ancient bee, ant and termite nests, helping researchers better understand the biodiversity of past ecosystems and the social evolution of insects.

Patricia Lawrence and Maricela Alarcon were named co-runners-up for the 1997 Graduate Student Research and Creative Work Award. Lawrence will receive her doctorate in anthropology this week, while Alarcon is expected to obtain her doctoral degree in psychology in 1998.

The Graduate School also presented the 1997 Outstanding Dissertation Award to graduating doctoral student John Gray of the College of Music.