Awards/Scholarships for Graduate Students

Outstanding Research Assistant Award

Criteria for Distinguished Research
While the methods and materials used for research vary with the field of investigation, outstanding research in any field is characterized by:

  • The significance of the problem that is addressed.
  • The novelty of the approach used.
  • The rigor of the research.

In evaluating a piece of research by any of these criteria, a scientist who works in an area close to the field of investigation may disagree with one whose area of research is far removed from the area. In the case of truly outstanding research, however, it is should be possible to convince any reasonable scientist that all three criteria are satisfied.


Applications are currently closed.


2019 Awardees

  • Niraj Nepal - Physics
  • Thomas Ng - Mathematics
  • Gamal Sallam - Computer and Information Sciences
  • Chandra Shahi - Physics
  • Qiqing Tao - Biology
  • Parisa Yasini - Chemistry

Congratulations to the 2019 awardees! 


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Criteria for Distinguished Teaching
Although diverse talents and classroom styles go into good teaching, distinguished teachers in any field are those who consistently and exceptionally do the following:

  • Demonstrate a command of the subject or the experimental apparatus
  • Prepare their presentations and assignments carefully
  • Are clear and rigorous in their presentations
  • Make their expectations and basis for grading clear
  • Challenge students intellectually
  • Provide prompt and full feedback to students on their progress
  • Encourage, motivate and inspire students to do their best work


Applications are currently closed.


2019 Awardees

  • Lauren Martin - Chemistry
  • Joseph Monaghan - Chemistry
  • Rabie Ramadan - Mathematics
  • Andrew Schneider - Computer and Information Sciences

Congratulations to the 2019 awardees! 



CIS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
Awarded to Computer and Information Sciences graduate students who demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Awarded to a CST graduate student who demonstrates exemplary teaching, as well as making significant contributions to the field of STEM education through outreach and mentoring.

Dr. Mark A. Nathanson Memorial Research Award in Developmental Biology
Established in 2010 by Jayne Nathanson in memory of her husband, a CST faculty member, provides an award to a graduate biology student with preference for students specializing in developmental biology.

Outstanding Research Awards
Awarded to CST graduate students who demonstrate excellence in research.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards
Awarded to CST graduate students who demonstrate excellence in teaching.

Scott Hibbs Memorial Future of Computing Award
Established by Christopher Gali, CST ’94, in memory of Scott Hibbs, this prize is awarded to a graduate student majoring in Computer and Information Sciences who has demonstrated academic achievement.

The Stanislav Kotsev, CST ’99, Memorial Award
Established to provide for an award to be given to a student of exceptional character who is making excellent progress in the Physics graduate program at Temple University.



The Peter Havas Humanitarian Scholarship for Outstanding Physics Graduate Students
Established in 2004 by Dr. Angelo Armenti Jr., CST ’65, ’70, in honor of Peter Havas, to providescholarships for graduate students majoring in physics who have demonstrated academic achievement and who have financial need.

Thomas Punnett, PhD, Memorial Scholarship 
Established in 2009 in memory of Dr. Punnett, a biology professor at Temple University, to provide summer financial support for outstanding graduate students majoring in biology or biochemistry in the College of Science and Technology who have financial need.