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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 Physicist Nazarewicz Gets International Flerov Prize

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Nazarewicz

Witold (Witek) Nazarewicz, the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor and chief scientist at Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, has been awarded the 2017 Joint Institute for…

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MSU Engineer Finalist in Naval Research Challenge

Monday, August 14, 2017
Shanelle Foster

A Michigan State University electrical engineer is a national finalist in the Naval Research Concept Challenge hosted by the Office of Naval Research. Shanelle Foster, assistant professor of…

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MSU’s Swinton is President-Elect of National Ag-Econ Group

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Scott Swinton

Michigan State University professor Scott Swinton has been named president elect of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, or AAEA. Swinton, a professor in the department of Agriculture,…

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Health Communication Expert Named MSU Foundation Professor

Monday, July 24, 2017
Shelia Cotton

 Shelia Cotten, professor, Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences, has been named an MSU Foundation Professor for her accomplishments in media and information research. The university awards this title…

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MSU’s Gunn Named Fellow, American Society for Engineering Education

Friday, July 14, 2017
Craig Gunn

Craig Gunn, senior academic specialist in the Michigan State University Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education. ASEE is…

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MSU Water Research on Ornamental Crops Wins National Award

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Michigan State University-led research project focused on water conservation and improved water quality within the ornamental crops industry is the national recipient of the 2017 Experiment Station…

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MSU’s Hale Wins Remi Award at International Film Fest

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Troy Hale

Troy Hale, specialist in Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences, won a Remi Award from the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival for his “Missing Moon Rocks”…

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Two MSU Researchers Get National Dairy Awards

Monday, July 10, 2017
Lorraine Sordillo and Robert Tempelman

At the American Dairy Science Association’s national meeting, two Michigan State University AgBioResearch faculty members were presented with awards. Lorraine Sordillo, the Meadow Brook Chair in Farm Animal…

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MSU’s Harris Awarded 2017 Philip Taft Prize

Friday, July 7, 2017
LaShawn Harris

LaShawn Harris, associate professor, Michigan State University Department of History, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Philip Taft Prize by the Industrial and Labor Relations School…

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MSU’s Dargazany Gets American Chemistry Society Grant

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Roozbeh Dargazany

Michigan State University engineering scholar Roozbeh Dargazany has earned an American Chemistry Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator grant for his research into stopping the degradation and…

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