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Faculty Awards

National and international faculty awards are an important component of institutional reputation. Each year, Michigan State University faculty members earn a variety of honors for their scholarly contributions. Some receive prizes and awards from learned societies or government agencies for specific work or career contributions. Others are elected to fellowship in major learned societies as listed below. A selection of background stories follows the lists.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

National Academy of Education (NAEd)

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

American Academy of Arts & Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)


Visit the MSU Honored Faculty website to read about MSU Endowed Chairs and Faculty as well as MSU Foundation Professors.

MSU’s Hirn Receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Matthew Hirn

Matthew J. Hirn, assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), is the recipient of a prestigious 2016 Young Faculty Award (YFA) from the…

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MSU Faculty, Student Receive ASM Research Awards

Monday, October 24, 2016
blue microbes

A Michigan State molecular biologist and a doctoral student in her lab have received awards from the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Kristin Parent, assistant professor in MSU’s…

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MSU Physics and Astronomy Profs Named Fellows in APS

Monday, October 17, 2016
Megan Donahue and Brian O'Shea

Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci) physics and astronomy professor Megan Donahue and associate professor Brian O’Shea have been elected as 2016 fellows of the American…

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MSU Scholar Appointed to National Science Board

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Emilio Moran

Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Science…

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MSU’s DelFosse, Landis Honored by Entomologists

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Ernest Delfosse and Doug Landis

Michigan State University (MSU) entomologists Ernest “Del” Delfosse (left) and Doug Landis (right) have been named fellows of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) for their outstanding contributions to entomology…

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Entomologist Pittendrigh Named MSU Foundation Professor

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Barry Pittendrigh

Barry Pittendrigh, an entomologist whose work focuses on pest problems in crops in developing countries, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor. The MSU Foundation Professor title is…

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MSU Ag Scientist Honored with Leadership Award in India

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Karim Maredia

Michigan State University (MSU) agricultural scientist Karim Maredia is the recipient of the International Leadership Award from the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) for his pioneering…

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Two MSU Scholars Get NSF Awards for STEM Initiatives

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Kylie Whyte and Leslie Gonzales

Two MSU researchers have received awards from the National Science Foundation’s NSF INCLUDES program, a first-year initiative aimed at increasing participation in STEM fields especially among underserved populations….

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Jain Elected to Indian Academy of Engineering

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Anil Jain

Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering….

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De Costa Presented with Emerging Scholar Award

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Peter DeCosta

Peter De Costa, assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, has earned the 2016 Emerging Scholar Award of the Language and Social…

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