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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.

MSU Mathematician Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Monday, March 18, 2019
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Kristen Hendricks, a Michigan State University assistant professor of mathematics in the College of Natural Science, is one of 20 researchers who received a 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research…

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Aktulga to Tackle Extreme-Scale Scientific Computing Using NSF CAREER Award

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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An assistant professor at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to develop novel algorithms and software to help computational…

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Bieler Elected a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Thomas Bieler, a professor of chemical engineering and materials science at Michigan State University, has been named a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). Bieler…

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Food Scientist Recognized with International Award

Monday, March 11, 2019
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Dr. Jeffrey Swada — Assistant Professor, Director of Food Science, and Academic Advisor in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition – was named a recipient of…

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Goldstein Receives Society for American Archaeology Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Dr. Lynne Goldstein (Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Founding Director of the Campus Archaeology Program) has received the Society for American Lifetime Achievement Award. The prestigious award is…

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Gemma Reguera Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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Michigan State University microbiologist Gemma Reguera has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM), the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology…

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MSU Professor Named Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Friday, February 8, 2019

Karim Chatti of Michigan State University has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, or ASCE, the country’s oldest national engineering society. Chatti is a…

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Grant Award Allows Research on a New Approach to Treat Rare Cancer

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Jetze Tepe, a Michigan State University chemist, is the recipient of a highly competitive 2019 Brian D. Novis Senior Research Grant from the International Myeloma Foundation, or IMF. The $80,000 grant…

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Lawrence Drzal Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Lawrence Drzal, professor at Michigan State University‘s College of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors class of 2018. Drzal is a University Distinguished…

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Ornithologist Named Editor of Prestigious Journal

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Catherine Lindell

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University ornithologist, was named the 15th editor in chief of The Condor: Ornithological Applications, one of two peer-reviewed journals published by the American Ornithological Society, or…

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