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Six MSU College of Natural Science researchers are recipients of 2019 National Science Foundation Early CAREER Faculty Awards.
MSU microbiologist Cecilia Martinez-Gomez is co-principal investigator on a four-year, $1.77 million National Science Foundation Dimensions in Biodiversity grant to identify the mechanisms by which methylotrophic bacteria enhance the growth of plants, particularly soybean.
Two MSU College of Natural Science undergraduate students, Mohit Bansil and Emily Steffke, have been named recipients of the nationally competitive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
Danielle Flores Lopez, assistant director of student success in the MSU College of Natural Science, has been selected as one of only 10 participants worldwide for the 2019-2021 Emerging Leaders Program offered by the National Academic Advising Association.
Hairy beardtongue, long-headed coneflower, and slender mountain mint are just three of the many native plant species that have disappeared from Kalamazoo County, Mich., since the late 1890s according to Meredith Zettlemoyer, an MSU doctoral candidate who is combining historical investigations and field work to study extinction in vulnerable plant species.
Shelby Gombosi, Office of Academic Student Affairs administrative business professional in the Michigan State University College of Natural Science (NatSci), is the recipient of the Ruth Jameyson “Above and Beyond” Award for 2019, one of the most prestigious honors given to support staff by MSU.
More than 100 MSU alumni, friends and guests attended the 10th annual Classes Without Quizzes, held on April 27 at the Molecular Plant Sciences Building on the Michigan State University campus. Hosted by the MSU College of Natural Science (NatSci), the event—which includes four faculty presentations—gives participants a chance to meet with NatSci faculty members and students, while getting an insider’s look at some of the latest research activities being undertaken here on campus.
More than 100 individuals attended the MSU College of Natural Science annual awards program on April 26 to acknowledge alumni, faculty and students for outstanding achievements and excellence. Marilyn Capelli Dimitroff, CFP®, (B.S., mathematics, ’66) received the Outstanding Alumni Award; Eeda Marie Wallbank (B.S., environmental biology and botany, ’05) received the Recent Alumni Award; and David P. Weliky, professor of chemistry, received the Meritorious Faculty Award.
Dania Diaz, research administrator for the MSU College of Natural Science Office of Research Support, received the Unit Research Administrator Spotlight Award from MSU’s Sponsored Programs Administration, Office of Sponsored Programs and Contract and Grant Administration.
Three MSU College of Natural Science graduate students—Isabella Borges, Lindsey Kemmerling and Corinn Rutkosk—were among 11 MSU graduate students recently awarded Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Ecological Research program fellowships.