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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.

Eleven MSU Researchers Receive CAREER Awards for 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
NSF Career Awardees Headshots

Eleven Michigan State University scientists are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Faculty Awards, seven of them women in the College of Natural Science. The…

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Dr. Jennifer Carrera Awarded Prestigious NIEHS Grant

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Jessica Carrera with NIH Logo

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Carrera who was recently awarded the prestigious KO1 mentoring grant from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Dr. Carrera uses water as…

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Elizabeth LaPensée Wins Guggenheim Fellowship Award

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Assistant Professor Elizabeth LaPensée is among the 25 winners in the Fine Art group to receive a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship Award. The winners are chosen through a highly competitive process…

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Cárdenas Curiel Earns Outstanding Dissertation Award

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lucía Cárdenas Curiel was recognized as the first place winner for an Outstanding Dissertation by the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). Cárdenas Curiel, new to the Michigan State…

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Chezare Warren Receives AERA Early Career Award

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Assistant Professor Chezare Warren, who joined the MSU faculty in fall 2014, will receive the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA). This award recognizes…

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Guarr Selected for DOE Innovators Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tom Guarr in Lab

Future alternative energy success is highly dependent on the ability to store that energy once captured. Tom Guarr, co-founder of Jolt Energy Storage Technologies LLC, and researcher at…

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MSU’s Jack Liu elected to American academy of “thinkers and doers”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Jack Liu in outdoor photo with panda in background

A global pioneer in sustainable science, Michigan State University’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in…

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Calabrese Barton honored for empowering youth in STEM

Monday, April 16, 2018

Professor of teacher education Angela Calabrese Barton is being honored for making a real, sustained impact in practice as the recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Exemplary…

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MSU’s Wake Named Dibner Research Fellow

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Naoko Wake

Michigan State University associate professor Naoko Wake has been selected as a Dibner Research Fellow in the History of Science and Technology in 2018-19. She will spend fall…

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MSU’s Grabill to Chair National Vet Mental Health Group

Friday, April 6, 2018
Chandra Grabill

Chandra Grabill, assistant dean for Student Wellness and Engagement at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named chair for the Veterinary Mental Health Practitioners (VMHP) group….

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