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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.

Four MSU Scientists Named AAAS Fellows

Monday, November 23, 2015
Burton, Kirkpatrick, Neubig and Robertson - AAAS fall 2015

This year, four Michigan State University scientists were named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This national recognition is awarded to researchers for…

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MSU’S Olomu Receives Peter Reizenstein Award

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Adesuwa Olomu

Adesuwa Olomu (right), professor of medicine in Michigan State University’s College of Medicine, was awarded the Peter Reizenstein Best Paper 2014 Award for the best paper published in…

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MSU Part of Award-Winning, Multi-State ‘Tree Fruit’ Project

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Apples

Michigan State University, along with its 37 partner institutions across North America, received the national 2015 Experiment Station Section Excellence in Multi-state Research Award for a project to improve…

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Ken Frank Invested as MSU Foundation Professor

Monday, October 26, 2015

Dr. Ken Frank was invested as an MSU Foundation Professor on October 26, 2015. In this video, Professor Frank reviews his latest research on Quantitative Techniques for Studying…

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Michael Leahy Invested as University Distinguished Professor

Monday, October 26, 2015

Dr. Michael Leahy was invested as a University Distinguished Professor by the College of Education on October 26, 2015. In his acceptance speech, Professor Leahy recaps his career…

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MSU Astronomer Strader Earns Packard Fellowship

Friday, October 16, 2015
Jay Strader

Michigan State University astronomer Jay Strader has been named a fellow of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, a prestigious award that honors the country’s most innovative early-career…

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MSU Biochemist Receives One of Four National Early Career Awards

Friday, October 16, 2015

Michigan State University assistant professor Kristin Parent is one of four early-career women scientists nationwide who have received $50,000 grants to kick-start their academic research careers. The awards…

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MSU Philosopher Whyte Given 2015 Bunyan Bryant Award

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Kylie Whyte

Kyle Whyte, the Timnick Chair in the Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at MSU’s College of Arts & Letters, was awarded the 2015 Bunyan Bryant award for…

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MSU Entomologist Among First Named Mozilla Fellows

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
woman

Michigan State University entomologist Christie Bahlai has been selected as one of the first Mozilla Fellows for Science. The four fellows selected represent a change in the process of scientific…

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MSU’s Lunt Awarded National Sustainable Energy Fellowship

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Richard Lunt

MSU College of Engineering assistant professor Richard Lunt has been awarded the 2015 Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship, a national prize from the American Physical Society supporting research in…

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