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 student's area of interest may be either experimental or theoretical in any of the general technical and scientific areas of interest to AVS. 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, the next two (2) best students of the eight (8) finalists will receive the Hoffman Scholarship. 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
This award was established in 2002. They are funded by a bequest from Dorothy M. Hoffman who was President of AVS in 1974 and held many other positions of responsibility in the Society. She was very committed to education and training of students in the topics of interest to AVS members.
Nomination Procedures for Graduate Student Awards
2012 - Afsoon Soudin, (Washington State University)
2012 - Ting Ying Chung, (University of California, Berkeley)
2011 - Justice Alaboson, (Northwestern University)
2011 - Joseph E. Baio, (University of Washington, Seattle)
2010 - Cary Pint, (Rice University)
2010 - Heather Tierney, (Tufts University)
2009 - Engang Fu, (Texas A&M University)
2009 - Jian Shen, (University of San Diego)
2008 - Ajay Karakoti, (University of Central Florida)
2008 - Fung Suong Ou, (Rice University)
2007 - Suresh Donthu, (Northwestern University)
2007 - Jianguo Fan, (University of Georgia)
2006 - Danqin Feng, (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
2006 - Kiu Yuen Tse (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
2005 - Nathan Guisinger, (Northwestern University)
2005 - Brent Trenhaile, (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
2005 - Mayur Valipa, (University of California, Santa Barbara)
2004 - Jason Baxter, (University of California, Santa Barbara)
2004 - Sergio Mendez, (University of New Mexico)
2003 - Gerald Thaler, (University of Florida, Gainesville)
2003 - David G. Xu, (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)