Student Hottest Paper Award


The Student Hottest Paper Award is presented annually to a UTM Biology Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Fellow who published the “hottest” paper in the preceding calendar year.
The criteria for the award are as follows:
  1. The paper must be a peer-reviewed published article presenting original work (e.g., new data and results, equations/theories, resources or methods).
  2. The author must have taken a leading role in the published work either as first author or co-first author.
  3. The majority of the research in the paper must have been conducted while the author was in UTM Biology. Present and former students and postdocs are both eligible to win the award so long as their paper was published in the preceding year.
The winner, plus two runner-ups, will be selected by a committee that represents the breadth of research interests in the department. The prize will be a cash-prize plus a name on a plaque that will be displayed in the public display area at UTM Biology.

Winner of the 2023 Hottest Paper Award
Previous Winners