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Sciences Faculty Honored at Celebration of Faculty Excellence

Belltower at night

NC State recognized 28 faculty members, including several from the College of Sciences, for their dedication to teaching, learning, research and service during the 2017 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 2.

The annual event honors faculty who have won prestigious state, national and international awards and created new knowledge and advancements in their respective disciplines.

Maria T. Oliver-Hoyo, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is the most prestigious award given to faculty for teaching excellence. Efforts directly related to Oliver-Hoyo’s passion for chemistry education have produced robust instructional resources and numerous publications paving her way into national and international leadership positions. Oliver-Hoyo will be honored at NC State’s spring commencement on May 13.

The following Sciences faculty were also honored during the ceremony:

  • John Blondin, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor in the Department of Physics and associate dean for research in the College of Sciences, and Anastasios A. Tsiatis, Gertrude M. Cox Distinguished Professor in the Department of Statistics, were honored for being named American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows.
  • Carla Fröhlich, associate professor in the Department of Physics, was honored for receiving the Cottrell Scholar Collaborative Award.
  • Nadia Singh, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was honored for receiving the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Award, one of the NSF’s highest awards for young science faculty.

2017 marks the sixth year of the Celebration of Faculty Excellence. In recognition of all honored faculty, the university lit the Memorial Belltower red for the night.

(See NC State News for additional information.)

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