The College of Science annually recognizes outstanding faculty and staff. Below is a description of all College awards, as well as their recipients categorized by year.
Berninsone Outstanding Service Award
The Berninsone Outstanding Service Award acknowledges faculty members for outstanding outreach and/or service in the past academic year. To be considered for recognition, faculty must participate in activities that contribute scientific knowledge and educational outreach to the community and/or K-12 education that go beyond the faculty member’s regular responsibilities. Eligible nominees include academic and administrative faculty members of any rank holding a permanent appointment of at least 50% in a unit in the College of Science.
College of Science Outstanding Classified Employee Award
The Outstanding Classified Employee Award acknowledges classified employees for outstanding service to the College, University or community at large. To be considered for the award, employees must demonstrate concern for the College and its goals; produce creative ideas to streamline efficiency, increase public awareness, and use resources wisely; maintain a positive attitude toward co-workers, graduate students, student workers, faculty and the public; exemplify a positive attitude toward their work and its quality; participate in professional development, community service and academic involvement activities; contribute to the College, University or community at large; and/or receive recognition for other outstanding achievements. Eligible nominees include classified employees holding an appointment of at least 50% in a unit in the College of Science.
LeMay Award for Excellence in Teaching
The LeMay Award for Excellence in Teaching is meant to reward outstanding teaching. To be considered, faculty must exhibit flexibility and a breadth of teaching experience; demonstrate quality, integrity, creativity and innovation in teaching; participation in activities that enrich teaching outside of the College of Science; positive correlation between grades and student performance; meeting the criteria of student learning outcomes and receiving consistent student evaluations; and other considerations. Eligible nominees include academic faculty of any rank holding a permanent appointment of at least 50% in a unit within the College of Science. Individuals may only receive this award once, and those who have already received a College-wide or University-level teaching award are not eligible.
Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity
The Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity recognizes a single creative or research accomplishment by a faculty member during a particular year. Eligible nominees include any tenured or tenure-track faculty member holding at least 0.5 FTE in the College of Science.
Hyung K. Shin Award for Excellence in Research
The Hyung K. Shin Award for Excellence in Research serves to reward outstanding research by faculty in the College of Science. The evaluation period for each award shall be the three calendar years immediately prior to the evaluation. While lifetime achievements may be considered as part of overall considerations of the committee and in the case of near “ties,” the award is primarily intended to reward outstanding achievements over a three-year period. Criteria for consideration may include the quality and impact of the research achievements, the quality of the publication media and the number or magnitude of publications. Research that has not been published during the three-year evaluation period should not be included for consideration. External funding may be used as an indicator of outside recognition of the quality of research, but this award is primarily intended to reward outstanding scientific research achievements rather than large amounts of funding. Eligible nominees include academic faculty of any rank holding a permanent appointment of at least 50% in a unit within the College of Science. Individuals may receive the award only once, and those who have received a College-wide or University-level teaching award are not eligible.