Purpose: To recognize and encourage excellence by women in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS.
The Nellie Yeoh Whetten Award was established in 1989, in the spirit of Nellie Yeoh Whetten, to recognize and encourage excellence by women in graduate studies in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. A fund to support the award was established by Timothy J. Whetten, friends and family of Nellie Yeoh Whetten, and AVS. The award consists of a cash award, a certificate, and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium.
The nominee must be a registered female 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 Application Form and the 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 Whetten Award. The finalists not selected will receive either the Hoffman Award, Varian 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.