Faculty Awards

Congratulations 2011 Excellence in Research Winners

2011 Excellence in Research Winners

Nearly 300 Purdue University faculty and staff gathered November 1, 2011, for the Excellence in Research Awards dinner, celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of Purdue's research community.

Among the honorees were faculty members who had received college or school awards for outstanding research in 2011 and 262 Seed for Success honorees were recognized for garnering $1 million or more in research grants. 110 new Seeds for Success honorees received bronze acorn awards. Read More here


Laurie Iten and Stephanie Gardner have each been named as a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Laurie Iten and Stephanie Gardner Awards winners

Laurie Iten and Stephanie Gardner have each been named as a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2011-2012 academic year. This honor is bestowed by virtue of their selection to and enthusiastic participation in the 2011 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology that was held from June 20-25,2011 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The Summer Institute is the direct result of a key recommendation from the 2003 National Research Council report, Bio20IO: Traniforming Undergraduate Educationjor Future Research Biologists, which called for programs of professional development to engage faculty at research-intensive institutions in taking greater responsibility for high-quality undergraduate biology education. The report emphasizes the importance of new pedagogical approaches to teaching based on emerging evidence about how people learn and a greater emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching. It further calls upon college and university administrators-as well as funding agencies-to support faculty in the development or adaptation of such approaches.