Achievements, May 11, 2018
Katherine Nashleanas, lecturer in geography, received the Higher Education Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education. The honor recognizes and supports excellence in geography teaching among two-year college, college and university educators. The award will be presented during the National Conference on Geography Education, Aug. 6-10 in Québec, Canada.
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Kristen Olson, a Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Distinguished Professor of sociology, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association. The association grants fellowship to no more than one-third of one percent of its membership each year.
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Bridget Bickner, a junior majoring in biological sciences, received an American Society of Plant Biologists Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship and been named to the DaRin Butz Foundation Research Internship Program at Harvard University. Both programs include a stipend and allow Bickner to conduct research through the summer. Bickner will present research conducted through the American Society of Plant Biologists fellowship at the society’s annual meeting in August 2019.
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Noori Choi and Natalia Gutierrez-Pinto, doctoral students in biological sciences, were among 21 recipients of the 2018 Graduate Research Excellence Grant – R.C. Lewontin Early Award. The award, presented by the Society for the Study of Evolution, is given to students in the early stages of their doctoral programs. It is designed to help recipients collect preliminary data or enhance the scope of research.
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Matt Mills, mathematics doctoral student, was awarded a Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation. Mills, who earned his doctorate from Nebraska in May, will continue his research at Michigan State University. The $150,000 fellowship covers three years of full-time research in the sciences and is highly sought-after funding by students to support their transition from graduate studies to professional careers. Mills was one of 35 students chosen to receive the award from a pool of 260 applicants.