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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)

Given to be Named Fellow by American Psychosocial Oncology Society

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Michigan State University’s Barbara Given, a University Distinguished Professor and associate dean for research in the College of Nursing, will be inducted as a Fellow in the American Psychosocial Oncology…

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Zhong Elected Fellow of American Meteorological Society

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sharon Zhong

Sharon Zhong, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University, has recently been elected as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society…

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MSU’s Dye Named a Fellow in National Academy of Inventors

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
James L. Dye

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named James L. Dye, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of chemistry, an NAI Fellow. He was recognized for having “demonstrated a highly prolific…

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MSU’s Zipkin Named Early Career Fellow

Monday, February 6, 2017
EliseZipkin

Elise Zipkin (photo above, right), an MSU assistant professor of integrative biology, has been named a 2017 Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. Zipkin is one…

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Qi wins 2017 Brimacombe Medal for Li-Ion Battery Work

Friday, January 27, 2017
Yue Qi

Yue Qi of Michigan State University has been awarded a national 2017 Brimacombe Medal from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) for significant contributions in multidisciplinary computational materials…

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Alonzo Receives Presidential Science Award

Monday, January 23, 2017
Erickson Hall, home to the College of Education

Associate Professor Alicia Alonzo was among those who recently received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. Alonzo’s award was announced—along…

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Two MSU Business Professors Named Fulbright Scholars

Monday, January 16, 2017
Anand Nair and Srinivas Talluri

Two Michigan State University professors from the Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business have received awards from the Fulbright Program, which provides…

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MSU Opera Production Takes Top Honors in Nat’l Opera Association

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
The MSU Opera Theatre, directed by Melanie Helton, staged the 2015 production of “A Room with a View” with the MSU Symphony Orchestra which earned the National Opera Association’s division IV first place award. - See more at: http://music.msu.edu/news/msu-vocal-arts-students-attain-high-honors?utm_campaign=room-view&utm_source=pride-point&utm_medium=social#sthash.ZiXldUt9.dpuf

Michigan State University’s 2015-16 production of A Room with a View was awarded first place in the Division IV production competition of the National Opera Association. Due to the…

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Taylor Receives Ben Kean Award for Tropical Medicine

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Atlanta, GA . November 13, 2016. ASTMH meeting in Atlanta . Photo by Michael A. Schwarz

Terrie Taylor, internationally recognized malaria expert in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University, was recently awarded the Ben Kean Medal by the American Society of…

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Top Michigan State Researchers Named MSU Foundation Professors

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Joey Huston, Christopher Klausmeier, Elena Litchman, Barry Pittendrigh, Michael Thomashow

Michigan State University recently named six new MSU Foundation Professors, a designation given to outstanding faculty who demonstrate excellence in research and teaching, while enhancing the prominence of…

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