The High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI) confers several prizes at the end of each academic year that recognize graduating seniors for outstanding research, outreach, and contributions related to the environment. Prize recipients are recognized at the Class Day ceremony for the Program in Environmental Studies.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SENIOR THESIS PRIZE
The Environmental Studies Senior Thesis Prize recognizes a senior in the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies who has written an outstanding thesis in the broad area of environmental studies. Nominations are made by departmental thesis advisers
PETER W. STROH ’51 ENVIRONMENTAL SENIOR THESIS PRIZE
The Peter W. Stroh ’51 Environmental Senior Thesis Prize is awarded to any member of the senior class who has been determined to have written the best thesis on an environmental topic. Students are nominated by their academic departments.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES BOOK PRIZES
The Environmental Studies Book Prizes recognize students in different categories for outstanding senior thesis research and the ability to communicate the results and significance of their work. The awards are presented in the areas of Environmental Humanities, Environmental Science, Environmental Social Science, and Environmental Engineering. Candidates are interviewed by HMEI faculty and members of the institute’s executive committee, who then select the winners.
HENRY HORN PRIZE
Established in 2021, the Henry Horn Prize recognizes the graduating senior in the Certificate Program in Environmental Studies who has produced the best video presentation of their independent research for a broad audience. The prize honors the late Henry Horn, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, emeritus, and founding director of the Program in Environmental Studies.
T. A. BARRON PRIZE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
The T. A. Barron Prize for Environmental Leadership honors a member of the senior class who has distinguished themselves by showing exceptional dedication to environmental concerns in their classes and independent academic work, as well as by leading and encouraging activities among fellow students and community members.