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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)

National Academy of Inventors (NAI)

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.

Klausner Named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

Thursday, April 25, 2019
James Klausner named a Fellow of the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers

The College of Engineering’s James Klausner has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers, a premier international society for professionals in the…

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Ninth Annual Innovation Celebration Honors Entrepreneurial Success

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Innovation Center MSU

Excitement and conversation filled the room as a record attendance of more than 400 people gathered at Spartan Stadium April 18 to celebrate faculty and students showcasing technologies…

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College of Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Friday, April 19, 2019
College of Engineering Faculty Members Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Two Michigan State University computer science and engineering faculty from the College of Engineering have received NSF CAREER Awards. H. Metin Aktulga will use his CAREER Award to develop algorithms and…

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NatSci Neuroscientist Receives New Investigator Award

Monday, April 8, 2019
NatSci neuroscientist Gina Leinninger receives new investigator award

Gina Leinninger, Michigan State University assistant professor of physiology, is the 2019-20 recipient of the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Central Nervous System Section New Investigator Award. The society’s…

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Jiliang Tang Receives an NSF CAREER Award to Improve the Analytics of Social Networks

Friday, April 5, 2019
Tang, NSF Career Award

When users “like” favorite followers or “block” unwanted messages on today’s social media networks, the magnitude of those positive and negative clicks are creating significant challenges to traditional…

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NatSci Ceremony Honors Four Endowed Faculty Members

Friday, April 5, 2019
MSU College of Natural Science, Endowed Faculty

Four Michigan State University College of Natural Science faculty members were formally invested as endowed faculty members at a ceremony held March 21 at MSU’s Wharton Center. Jeffrey Freymueller, the…

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College of Natural Science Investiture, Wei

Monday, April 1, 2019

Songqiao “Shawn” Wei from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences discusses his research.

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College of Natural Science Investiture, Hardisty

Monday, April 1, 2019

Dalton Hardisty from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences discusses his current research.

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College of Natural Science Investiture, Freymueller

Monday, April 1, 2019

Jeffrey Freymueller from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences discusses his current research.

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MSU Researchers Named Fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Cheruvelil and Soranno

Patricia Soranno and Kendra Cheruvelil, professors in the Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, have been named fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology…

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