2016: Austin Wenke, Lake Superior State University, Changes in stream biota and habitat following a perched culvert replacement in John’s Creek, MI.
2015: Brandon Harris, Grand Valley State University, Population status of lake sturgeon in the Muskegon River.
2014: Jimmy Osga, Lake Superior State University, Spatial distribution of adult sea lamprey in the St. Marys River.
2012: Emily Bouckaert, Michigan Technological University, The detection of larval lake sturgeon near a coal clinker reef in the St. Clair River, Michigan.
2011: Rob Cross, Lake Superior State University, Dam it: The role of barriers in protecting native fish communities from upstream invasions.
2010: Jessica Kosiara, Lake Superior State University, Disturbance of benthic algae by spawning Pacific salmon in Thompson Creek, MI
2009: Tyler Buchinger, Lake Superior State University, Localization of the retentive and spawning behavior-inducing components of the male sea lamprey (Petromyzonmarinus) mating pheromone.
2008: Ryan Namespetra, Lake Superior State University, Chemical repellents as a possible management tool for sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) in the Great Lakes.