Ruth and Paul Fye Award for Excellence in Oceanographic Research Graduate Student Best Paper Award
On the occasion of Paul M. Fye's retirement as Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and in special recognition of his and Ruth Fye's personal interest in the graduate program and students, the employees of the Institution established an endowed fund through personal contributions to support an award for the best graduate student paper.
The process of selections has evolved to presenting the award every five or six years for the best paper by a graduate student in each of the five subdisciplines of the Joint Program, as well as an award for an interdisciplinary paper.
For awards presented at the Joint Program virtual graduate celebration on June 25, 2020, an eligible paper was one that had been published in press or submitted between February 1, 2015 and January 31, 2020 and was based on work performed while the author was a student in the WHOI or MIT-WHOI Joint Graduate Program.
2020 Award Recipients were:
Bethany Fowler-Biological Oceanography
Jill McDermott-Chemical Oceanography
Nathan Mollica-Marine Geology & Geophysics
Mara Freilich-Physical Oceanography
Kevin Doherty and Genevieve Flaspohler-Applied Ocean Science & Engineering
Diane Adams-Biological Oceanography/Interdisciplinary
For awards presented at the Joint Program commencement on June 6, 2015 at WHOI, an eligible paper was one that had been published in press or submitted between February 1, 2010 and January 31, 2015 and was based on work performed while the author was a student in the WHOI or MIT-WHOI Joint Graduate Program.
2015 Award Recipients were:
Melissa Moulton-Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering
Kristen Hunter-Cevera-Biological Oceanography
Erin Bertrand-Chemical Oceanography
Adam Sarafian-Marine Geology & Geophysics
Stephanie Waterman-Physical Oceanography
Julie van der Hoop Interdisciplinary Research
Naomi Levine-Interdisciplinary Research