To recognize and encourage excellence in continuing graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS.
The nominee must be a registered graduate student in an accredited academic institution at the time when the applications are due. Applicants are normally expected not to graduate before the award selection. The award may be given to a particular individual only once. The interactive Application Form and the interactive Report on Candidate Form along with supporting material, are to be submitted according to the instructions. Following the Awards Committee Meeting in the Spring/Summer, the top eight (8) student nominees are notified and invited to present talks on their research to the Awards Committee on Tuesday morning at the International Symposium. After the interview, one of the top three (3) students of the eight (8) finalists will receive the Hoffman Award. The finalists not selected will receive either the Varian Award, Whetten Award, or Dorothy M or Earl S. Hoffman Scholarships. Criteria for selection of the awardee are excellence in research and academic record.
Nature of the Award
The award consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.
Establishment and Support
The Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarships were established in 2002 to recognize and encourage excellence in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. They are funded by a bequest from Dorothy M. Hoffman. The scholarships consist of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium..
Nomination Procedures for Graduate Student Awards
2012 - Davide Sangiovanni, Linkoping University
2011 - Kangkang Wang, Ohio University
2010 - Esther Amstad, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2009 - Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Reyes, University of Delaware
2008 - Gregory Rutter, Georgia Institute of Technology
2007 - Thomas Mullen, Pennsylvania State University
2006 - Xingyi Deng, Harvard University
2005 - Michael Zellner, University of Delaware
2004 - Michael Filler, Stanford University
2003 - Kenneth A. Bratland, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign