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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)

Calabrese Barton Selected as AERA Fellow

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Angela Calabrese Barton

Angela Calabrese Barton, professor of teacher education and a recognized leader in science education at Michigan State University, will be honored as an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow during the organization’s Annual…

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Stroupe Wins National Awards for Science Education Research

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
David Stroupe

Michigan State University faculty member David Stroupe was recently honored for his innovative research in science teaching by the field’s leading organizations. The National Association for Research in…

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Hamilton Named Inaugural Fellow of Water Science Group

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Stephen Hamilton

Stephen K. Hamilton, a Michigan State University professor of ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry, was named an inaugural fellow of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS). The SFS is…

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MSU’s Jain Honored by Local Police for Helping Solve Murder

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Doctoral student Sunpreet Arora (wearing a printed 3-D fingerprint on his finger), professor Anil Jain (holding a mobile phone) and postdoctoral fellow Kai Cao (holding 2-D printed fingerprints on conductive paper). Photo by Derrick L. Turner

For his work assisting with a murder investigation in 2016, University Distinguished Professor Anil Jain was recently honored by both the Lansing Police Department and the Michigan State…

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MSU Arts Prof Awarded Humboldt Research Fellowship

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Karin Zitzewitz

Karin Zitzewitz, associate professor of Art History and Visual Culture, has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, a competitive and prestigious award that gives scholars…

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MSU-Led Team Gets Award for Impact on African Agriculture

Monday, May 15, 2017
Thomas Jayne

An international team of agricultural researchers led by a Michigan State University professor has been recognized for the quality of its work and its impacts on agricultural policy…

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MSU’s He Reappointed as an HHMI Investigator

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Sheng-Yang He standing in greenhouse

Sheng Yang He, a University Distinguished Professor of plant biology at Michigan State University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) – Gordon Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF) Investigator…

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Schemske Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Thursday, May 4, 2017
National Academy of Sciences

Douglas Schemske, a John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor emeritus of plant biology at Michigan State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Schemske earned…

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MSU’s Hausinger Elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Robert Hausinger

Robert P. Hausinger, a professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci), has been…

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Zhang Named 2017 NIH mHealth Scholar

Monday, May 1, 2017
Mi Zhang

Electrical and computer engineer Mi Zhang has been named a 2017 NIH mHealth Scholar and will be at the 2017 mHealth Training Institute at UCLA working on mobile…

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