The College of Science matches its record from last year with seven science faculty among this year’s recipients at University Day, OSU’s most prestigious annual awards for scholarship, teamwork, mentoring and service. The awardees will be honored for their distinguished accomplishments at OSU’s 2019 University Day on Tuesday, September 10.
This annual university celebration recognizing faculty and staff excellence will be held in the LaSells Stewart Center’s Austin Auditorium from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. All faculty and staff are invited to a free lunch from 12 to 2 p.m. on 26th Street in front of CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
“I am proud to see our faculty being recognized for such an impressive breadth of accomplishments at the university,” said Roy Haggerty, dean of the College of Science. “I am glad to see this recognition of their scholarship, teaching, innovation and mentoring and the collaborative spirit that connects their efforts to a broader scientific community.”
“I am proud to see our faculty being recognized for such an impressive breadth of accomplishments at the university.”
This year, science faculty are being honored for everything from innovation, collaboration and scholarship to teaching excellence and mentorship. The specific 2019 awards include the Faculty Innovator Award, OSU’s Most Promising Scholar Award, Senior Faculty Teaching Award, Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award, University Mentoring and Professional Development, the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and the Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship Award. Congratulations to these faculty for their perseverance, dedication and exemplary achievements.
Innovations in science
Douglas Keszler, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Students, has been awarded the 2019 Faculty Innovator Award. The award recognizes faculty whose extraordinarily high-impact innovations from research are translated into transformative results that help promote economic development and social progress. Keszler is renowned for his highly impressive scientific entrepreneurial drive, energy and vision which have helped shape Corvallis into an industrial hub of cutting-edge materials science and chemistry innovation.