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2012 - 2013 Awards and Honors

Student and Post Doc Awards:

  • Kristen Brochu was selected to receive Presidential Life Science Fellowships
  • Suzi Claflin received a Towards Sustainability Foundation Graduate Research Grant, a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture and Education Graduate Research Grant and three years of graduate support from the NSF predoctoral fellowship program
  • Heather Connelly received a graduate student grant from NE SARE for her Ph.D. research as well as the Griswold award for Spring 2013
  • Christopher Donovan received the CALS Academic Experience Award for highest GPA in the major
  • Elaine Fok received the ESA Eastern Branch Asa Fitch Memorial Award for an outstanding Masters level graduate student as well as  the first place President's Prize Winner in the Graduate Student Ten Minute Paper Competition at ESA 
  • Mike Garvey was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for Undergraduate TA
  • Eric Gordon received the CALS Academic Award for Excellence in a double major in Entomology and Bio-Microbiology
  • Philip Houtz was selected to receive Presidential Life Science Fellowships
  • Sarah Jandricic was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for Graduate TA
  • Rebecca Johnson received the Paul Schreurs Memorial Award (Presented by Ho-Nun-De-Kah Honor Society)
  • Monica Kersch-Becker received a Towards Sustainability Foundation Graduate Research Grant
  • Erin Morris received the Griswold award for Spring 2013
  • Mia Park was the recipient of the 2013-2014 Chapman Fellowship based on scientific quality of research, publications, presentations and involvement in professional activities
  • Erik Smith was the 2012 recipient of Mike Villani Award 
  • Ryan Reynolds was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for Graduate TA

Faculty Positions and Awards

  • Anurag Agawal was awarded the ESA Founder's Award in honor of Dame Mirian Rothschild 
  • Nicolas Buchon is Welcomed to the Department as Assistant Professor in Insect Physiology
  • Laura Harrington was promoted to Professor this year as well as awarded the ESA Eastern Branch Distinguished Award in Teaching
  • Andrew Landers was awarded Excellence in IPM Awards presented by the NYS IPM Program
  • Brian Lazzaro was awarded the CALS Early Career Achievement Award
  • Brian Nault was promoted to Professor this year as well as awarded the Excellence in IPM Awards presented by the NYS IPM Program
  • Jeff Scott was awarded the ESA National Distinguished Achievement Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology
  • Don Rutz  was awarded the ESA National Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension
  • Elson Shields was awarded ESA Eastern Branch Entomological Foundation Award for Excellence in IPM  
  • Ping Wang became the Director of the Tang Cornell-China Scholars Program