Joshua and Ryan have both received distinguished university awards. Joshua Cochran received the 2012 Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award. This award recognizes the superior contributions of graduate students to research and creative endeavors. Additional information about the award can be found here.
Ryan Shields was one of six graduate students university-wide to receive the 2012 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. This award recognizes outstanding graduate student teaching assistants (TAs) for their distinguished contributions to student learning through excellence in instruction. You may find additional information about this award here.