Kelly E. Happe

Creative Research Medal 2019 Kelly E. Happe, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and the Institute for Women’s Studies, blends the insights of rhetorical research and feminist science studies to address genomic science. She makes a strong case that it is improbable for any...

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Mable Fok

Creative Research Medal 2019 Mable Fok, associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, conducts interdisciplinary research that spans system design, hardware implementation and algorithms in an effort to overcome the future crunch in spectral bandwidth. She has identified some of the bandwidth limitations...

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Nathan T. Carter

Creative Research Medal 2019 Nathan T. Carter, associate professor of psychology, is a leading researcher in the fields of industrial-organizational psychology and personality assessment. His work challenges the traditional assumption that higher levels of personality traits—agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, extraversion and openness—are associated with improved work...

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Justin A. Lavner

Charles B. Knapp Early Career Scholar Award 2019 Justin A. Lavner, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, has advanced our understanding of how marriages change and why some relationships succeed and others struggle. He has focused on the newlywed years as a critical period of...

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Hitesh Handa

Fred C. Davison Early Career Scholar Award 2019 Hitesh Handa, assistant professor in the School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, focuses on developing new biocompatible coating materials for medical implant applications. He strives to transform medical device research from a largely trial-and-error process to one...

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Liza Stepanova

Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award 2019 Liza Stepanova, assistant professor of piano, has had an exceptional four years on the faculty in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in concert in many of the most...

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Marc van Iersel

Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2019 Marc van Iersel is the Vincent J. Dooley Professor of Horticulture in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and has spent more than 20 years supporting the horticulture industry through his research examining crop physiology and smart greenhouse production...

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Holly Sellers

Inventor of the Year Award 2019 Holly Sellers, professor at the Poultry Diagnostic & Research Center, pursues clinical and molecular virology research with an emphasis on viruses that cause respiratory, enteric and musculoskeletal diseases in poultry, focusing on the identification, characterization and control of those viruses....

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Jeffrey Meier

Postdoctoral Research Award 2019 Jeffrey Meier, a postdoctoral research and teaching associate in the Department of Mathematics, addresses the field of low-dimensional topology. “Low-dimensional” generally refers to dimensions less than five, and topology research often probes the structures of spaces by looking at embedded objects in...

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Monica Cartelle Gestal

Postdoctoral Research Award 2019 Monica Cartelle Gestal, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Infectious Diseases, has developed critical expertise in host-pathogen interactions of Bordetella spp., the bacteria that produce pertussis. Whooping cough, as it’s more commonly known, was designated a priority emergence infectious disease...

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