Accolades and Top Awards, May 2018

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Updates from the Office of Research and Economic Development:

Katherine Nashleanas, geography, received the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. The honor, which recognizes and supports excellence in geography teaching among college and university educators, will be presented at the National Conference on Geography Education, Aug. 6-10 in Québec, Canada.

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Kristen Olson, sociology, was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association. The association grants fellowship to no more than one-third of 1 percent of its membership each year.

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David Sellmyer, physics and astronomy, and director of the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, was honored at the Materials Research Society’s spring meeting, April 2-6 in Phoenix, Arizona. The five-day symposium, “Nanoscale Magnetic Structure and Materials,” was organized by Sellmyer’s friends and colleagues to celebrate his many achievements and contributions to the field. The meeting included more than 30 research talks and a banquet.

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José Ángel Maldonado, communication studies, received the Dissertation Award from the Rhetoric Society of America, an interdisciplinary society for individuals who pursue scholarship in rhetoric. He received the award at the association’s annual meeting, May 30-June 3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Top awards from public sponsors

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • S. Wei
  • $496,940
  • National Science Foundation
  • CAREER: Towards the Security of Heterogeneous CPU-FPGA Systems

Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • M. Centurion
  • $980,662
  • Department of Energy
  • Ultrafast Electron Diffraction from Aligned Molecules

Department of Psychology

  • D. DiLillo, B. Brock, S. Gervais
  • $402,117
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • Intervention to Promote Pro-Social Bystander Behaviors

Department of Sociology; Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium

  • K. Dombrowski, M. Anderson-Knott, B. Khan
  • $215,946
  • NSF
  • REU Site: Social Network Analysis for Solving Minority Health Disparities

School of Biological Sciences

  • D. Shizuka
  • $681,870
  • NSF
  • CAREER: Structure and Resilience of Social Networks under Population Turnover

Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education (with Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education; Dean’s Office, Engineering; Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools; and School of Natural Resources)

  • A. Thomas, C. Forbes, M. Homp, G. Nugent, L. Scharmann, W. Smith, L. Soh, J. Thomas, G. Trainin, S. Wei
  • $1,499,493
  • NSF
  • Nebraska STEM: Supporting Elementary Rural Teacher Leadership