George P. Panteleyev Award

The George “Gera” Pavlovich Panteleyev Award is conferred annually on the MIT/WHOI or WHOI Graduate Student in the graduating class for that academic year who best exemplifies the commitment to improving the graduate education experience and graduate student life at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

This award honors the memory of George “Gera” P. Panteleyev.  Gera was an MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduate student actively engaged in his Masters thesis research project as the Chief Scientist of a research cruise on the Ob River in Siberia in June 1995 when he was swept overboard in an accident and lost.  His dedication to research in conjunction with improving life for his fellow Russian citizens and his enthusiasm for graduate student life at WHOI were much admired.

The George P. Panteleyev Award consists of a plaque with the recipient's name and the date engraved, and a cash award.  Nominations are sought each year from current and graduating Joint Program students, as well as faculty and staff.  The award is presented at the annual WHOI Graduate Reception in June.

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2012 Panteleyev Award Recipient Erin Bertrand

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2012 Panteleyev Award Recipient, Erin Bertrand. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, WHOI)

2011 Panteleyev Award Recipient Abigail Heithoff.

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2011 Panteleyev Award Recipient Abigail Heithoff. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

2010 Panteleyev Recipient

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2010 Panteleyev Recipient Kristin Pangallo

2009 Panteleyev Award recipient Desiree Plata showing her plaque.

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2009 Panteleyev Award recipient Desirée Plata showing her plaque. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution )

Gregory Gerbi - Ph.D., Physical Oceanography

Gregory Gerbi receives award from Assistant Dean Jim Price.
(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution )

2005 George Panteleyev Award recipient Margaret Boettcher

2005 George Panteleyev Award recipient Margaret Boettcher with her partents. (Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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