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Paynesville Press - May 23, 2001

Professor honored with award

By Linda Stelling
Bruce Bugbee Bruce Bugbee, a professor of plants, soils, and biometeorology at Utah State University, was recently honored by the university with its University Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award.

"Although very busy with his own active research agenda, especially his research work with NASA, Dr. Bugbee nonetheless finds time to take a strong personal interest in the welfare of graduate students as they progress through their academic careers," stated a description of Bugbee in the Utah State commencement program.

"Dr. Bugbee's national reputation in the area of plant research and the prominence of his lab here at USU contribute to the great success his former graduate students have achieved," the description continued. "Dr. Bugbee's former students now hold important positions at NASA, in several academic institutions, and in business and industry."

Bugbee used his $2,000 prize for the award to purchase copies of the book, "On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research," for USU students.

Bugbee was honored during both the undergraduate commencement ceremony and at the graduate student hooding ceremony on Friday, May 4.

Bugbee's parents - Jack and Audrey Bugbee of Paynesville - attended the award presentation.

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