The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) partners with ProQuest to accept nominations in four award categories. They include:
- Innovation in Technology Award
- Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in STEM Disciplines
- Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award in Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business Disciplines
- Distinguished Master’s Thesis and/or Final Master’s Capstone Project Award in the Creative, Visual and Performing Arts
Each academic college/school may nominate no more than one outstanding project/thesis/dissertation for each of the aforementioned applicable categories.
STEM disciplines include: biological sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences, life sciences, health sciences, and engineering.
Non-STEM disciplines include: humanities, social sciences, education, and business.
Creative, Visual and Performing Arts include: Fine Arts
UNLV may submit only one nomination per each award category.
Each award recipient will receive $1,000, a Certificate of Award, and travel expenses to attend the WAGS Annual Conference and Awards Luncheon in March at the WAGS annual meeting.