In 2013, Miji earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland. Carl Lejuez and completed the honors thesis examining factors contributing to adolescent treatment dropouts in the residential substance use treatment, which inspired her to pursue substance use research.After graduating from UMD, she received a prestigious two-year post-baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institute of Drug Abuse and worked at the Neuroimaging Research Branch where she developed interests in neuroimaging research. Betty Jo Salmeron in neuroimaging research examining cue-reward associative learning among cocaine users as well as delay discounting related resting-state circuits among smokers.It is expected that the winner’s institution will cover any travel expenses which exceed the 0 provided by MAGS for the awardee to attend the meeting to receive the award.
Khan past work experiences include project management at Daktronics in Brookings SD, chemistry assistant at Intertek Inc in Valdez AK and industrial technologies intern (oil spill response and safety management emphasis) at Chadux Corp in Anchorage, AK.
Khan is very interested in fields of project management, operations management, strategic planning, statistical process control, decision analysis, graph theory and fair-market value analysis. Lohr College of Engineering Academic Recognition List, Associate Degree Academic Honor -Magna cum laude (Board of Regents, Alaska), Baccalaureate Academic Honor-Magna cum laude (Board of Regents, South Dakota) and 2018 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award (Grad School, South Dakota State University).
She conducted independent research on these coffins under the advisement of Dr. She wrote her paper, The Case Studies of Two Non-Royal Coffins from the Middle Kingdom, which was submitted to the UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research, and she received the Judges’ Prize for Overall Excellence. A., she subsequently enrolled in the Masters of Arts Egyptology program at Indiana University Bloomington, where she had an intensive training in ancient Egyptian language. Bernard Frischer at IU, she became increasingly interested in applying 3D technologies to the field of Egyptology. Steve Vinson, which was selected for the 2018 University Graduate School Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award.
She graduated from IU Bloomington in 2016, and continued to pursue her interests in ancient Egyptian coffins, funerary customs and rituals, and religion.
MAGS has adopted the same process as that of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) for awarding the Distinguished Thesis Awards in two of four categories that alternate every two years.
For the 2020 cycle, MAGS is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Thesis Awards in the two broad categories of the Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities.
Najam Khan received his Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from South Dakota State University in 2016, with subsequent Master of Science in Operations Management with emphasis in Operations Research in 2018. research mainly emphasizes on profitability of an industrial unit as a direct consequence of location choice under environmental constraints.
Currently Khan is enrolled in Agriculture, Biosystems and Mechanical Engineering, Ph D program at South Dakota State University. Khan currently works as an operations research analyst/project management oversight at CSW; a custom manufacturing firm located in Olympia, WA.
Hilo Sugita, born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from University of California Los Angeles in 2014.
While studying at UCLA, she volunteered at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, where she encountered two ancient Egyptian non-royal coffins from the Middle Kingdom. thesis, Uncovering the Dead: An Extensive Study of the Late Period Coffin Lid of Qnw-pw-s at the Eskenazi Museum of Art – Indiana University, under the supervision of Dr.