A Biological Sciences faculty member from 1986 until her death in 2002, Denise M. McGuire developed the biotechnology program at St. Cloud State University. She is also remembered as a charismatic teacher and mentor who encouraged student research and inspired many of her students to go on to prestigious positions in industry and academia.
In 2002, the College of Science and Engineering renamed the existing student research award in her honor.
This annual award serves to recognize and reward students engaged in the college’s initiative of student-faculty collaboration on research and design projects.
It is a competitive award in which student/group-submitted proposals accompanied by a faculty-sponsor document are rated by a faculty committee. All applicants receive an award certificate. The top-rated applicants also receive a check. Participants receive their awards at the closing ceremony of the Student Research Colloquium. In 2012, $4,100 was given out to the top projects.
Funding for the Denise M. McGuire Student Research Award is supplied by the dean's office of the College of Science and Engineering.
All College of Science and Engineering students, both individual students and groups, engaged in design and research projects with a faculty mentor are eligible.
Deadline for all application materials is March 15th. (Applications will not be reviewed until all three parts are submitted)
All information should be submitted to the Applied Research and Development Center, WSB 161, (320) 308-3909, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application for the Denise M. McGuire Student Research Award includes:
The criteria for the student/group research proposal include the following:
Criterion 1: The proposal will contain descriptive narratives under the following headings:
A faculty sponsor document (pdf) is to be submitted by sponsors via e-mail to email@example.com.
Note to sponsors: Be sure to e-mail a separate form for each student.
Criteria for the faculty sponsor include the following:
Awards are paid through the university's student payroll system. These forms must be on file in the system in order to receive an award check. If the applicant's employment forms are already on file in the university's student payroll system, they do not need to be submitted.
If you have difficulty downloading the forms from the web sites, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request that they be e-mailed to you.
The applications will be reviewed by the Applied Research Committee. This committee is made up of representatives from each department within the College of Science and Engineering.
The committee will rate each proposal based on the following categories: