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Celebrating outstanding faculty members

Faculty members recognized for research, innovation in teaching, mentorship, and outreach

November 17, 2017 — 

The first inaugural Faculty of Science Awards were distributed to exemplary faculty members. In many cases, the recipients were nominated by their peers, students and colleagues.

The awards represent the best in contributions to scholarly work and commitment to the pursuit of higher education.

The 2017 Faculty of Science recipients are as follows:

Awards for Best Mentor

  • Mark Belmonte (Biological Sciences)
  • Karen Gunderson (Mathematics)
  • Silvia Cardona (Microbiology)
  • Can-Ming Hu (Physics & Astronomy)

Awards for Research Excellence

  • David Herbert (Chemistry)
  • Stephen Kirkland (Mathematics)
  • Ayush Kumar (Microbiology)

Innovation in Teaching

  • Darja Kalajdzievska (Mathematics)
  • Adam Clay (Mathematics)


  • Darja Kalajdzievska (Mathematics)
  • Ayush Kumar (Microbiology)

Congratulations to all recipients! For more information on the Faculty of Science Awards and award criteria, please visit:

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