The George H.M. Lawrence Memorial Award

Commemorating Dr. George H.M. Lawrence, founding Director of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, the annual Award of $2000 is made to an outstanding doctoral candidate for travel in support of dissertation research in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences, including literature and exploration. This award, presented by the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, is used to support travel for dissertation research of a doctoral candidate in systematic botany or horticulture, or the history of the plant sciences.

Award Recipients:

2013 - Aleksandar Radosavljevic, student of Dr. Patrick Herendeen of the Chicago Botanical Garden and Northwestern University. The proceeds of the award will help support his travel for field and collections-based work in integrative research study of the genus Cynometra.


2011 - Mr. Brian Sidoti, student of Dr. Kenneth Cameron of the University of Wisconsin.


2010 - Ms. Christine D. Bacon, a student of Professor Mark P. Simmons at Colorado State University. The proceeds of the award will help support her travel for field and collections-based work in an integrative research study of the genus Pritchardia.


2008 - Mr. Dylan O. Burge, a student of Professor Paul Manos at Duke University. The proceeds of the award will help support his travel for field and collections-based work in an integrative research study of the genus Ceanothus.


2007 - Mr. Jimmy K. Triplett, a student of Dr. Lynn G. Clark at Iowa State University. For his dissertation research, Mr. Triplett has undertaken study of woody bamboo genus Pleioblastus. The proceeds of the Award will help support his travel to Japan for field work and herbarium research.


2006 - Eric Schuettplez, a student of Dr. Kathleen M. Pryer at Duke University. For his dissertation research, Mr. Schuettpelzhas undertaken a study of understanding the origin of diversification of fern epiphytes.. The proceeds of the Award will help support her travel to Southeast Asia, for field research.


2002 - Andrew L. Hipp, University of Wisconsin Madison
A student of Paul E. Berry, Mr. Hipp has undertaken a phylogenetic and taxonomic study of Carex section Ovales. He will use the proceeds of the Award to support his field studies of the Carex microptera complex.


2000 - Anne Katherine Hansen, University of Texas at Austin
A student of Professor Robert K. Jansen, for her dissertation research, Ms. Hansen has undertaken a study of the genus Passiflora with a special emphasis on the large group of species with a basic chromosome number of 9. The proceeds of the Award will help support her travel in Brazil for field research.


1990 - Chester E. Wilson, State University of New York at Stony Brook
A student of James Thomson, Mr. Wilson has undertaken a study of secondary sex characteristics in dioecious species of Polytrichaceae. The proceeds of the award will help support his travel in the U.S. and Europe for herbarium research.


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