Awards for Excellence at the Student Interface (Storm, Aqua Man, Captain Planet, and Atlas)

The student-selected Aqua Person Awards--Aqua Man /DC Justice League, Captain Planet /Turner/DIC Entertainment, and Storm /X-Men--for Outstanding Faculty Instructors are a much coveted honor in the department, and most faculty members are extremely reluctant to let go of their statuettes when their year of award comes to an end.  In 2018 the Atlas Award for the outstanding support staff award selected by the students was added.

Each spring, the student association oversees voting for three of the best instructors and one outstanding staff member in hydrology and in atmospheric sciences. The outstanding support staff award--the Atlas Award--is new as of 2018. Prior to 2016, the students voted for the most outstanding undergraduate and graduate instructors. Prior to 2014, the students voted for the most outstanding junior and senior faculty instructors--Assistant-Associate Professor rank and Professor rank, respectively. The statuettes are bestowed during the awards presentation at El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera.

Aqua Person Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate and Graduate Faculty Instructors [Prior to 2017, AquaMan and/or AquaWoman awards were given]

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