Awards

Recognizing Research and Academic Excellence

The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory regularly celebrates the hard work and research excellence of young researchers as they start their careers, while also celebrating the legacy and dedication of the research giants who walked before them.  

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Lorenz G. Straub Award

Established under the Lorenz G. Straub Memorial Fund, this award is given for the most meritorious thesis in hydraulic engineering, ecohydraulics, or related fields. The competition is international, and nominations may be made by any recognized civil and environmental engineering program in the world. Recipients are presented with a Straub Award medal and a monetary gift.

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Alvin G. Anderson Award

This award is given to a University of Minnesota student pursuing graduate studies in water resources. Special consideration is given to students involved in the sediment transportation field, which was Dr. Anderson's specialty. The Anderson Award is presented in the form of books relating to the recipient's study interests.  

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Edward Silberman Fellowship

This fellowship rewards academically outstanding students who perform their research at SAFL and honors the contribution Professor Edward Silberman has made to the Laboratory's academic environment. The Silberman Fellowship provides a monetary award to support the graduate student.

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Frank and Julie Tsai

Frank and Julie Tsai Travel Award

Established by a donation from Frank and Julie Tsai to enhance the experience of SAFL graduate students, this monetary award is granted to graduate students to assist with travel expenses associated with attending professional conferences. Students may receive a maximum of two travel awards: one each in the course of a master's and Ph.D. program (if applicable).

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Nels Nelson Memorial Fellowship

Established by Barr Engineering in memory of Nels Nelson, a highly-respected leader in the field of water resources, the Nels Nelson Memorial Fellowship is an endowment for Civil Engineering graduate students at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory. The fellowship provides a monetary award to support the tuition and academic research needs of the student. 

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Heinz G. Stefan Fellowship

This award is given to a University of Minnesota student pursuing graduate studies in water resources engineering who is studying at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.  Special consideration is given to students involved in environmental hydraulics.  The Stefan Fellowship provides a monetary award to the graduate student.

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Roger E.A. Arndt Fellowship

This fellowship rewards academically outstanding SAFL students studying fluid mechanics while also honoring the contributions and legacy of Professor Roger E.A. Arndt. The Arndt Fellowship provides a monetary award to support the graduate student.

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