2012 Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Award Recipients
Most Promising New Scholar
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Dr. Okim’s work focuses on applied linguistics, specifically for her innovative work in the areas of spoken language assessment for teaching and learning English as a second language and the acquisition of English language skills for non-native speakers.
Most Significant Artistic/Creative Work
Ricardo Guthrie for “The Historic Southside Mural at the Murdoch Center”
Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies Program
Dr. Guthrie’s historic mural in Flagstaff represents a visual history of African Americans of significance to the city. Guthrie has received widespread recognition for the project and presented a research paper on the creation of the mural in Liverpool, England, in July.
Most Promising Graduate Student Researcher
PhD, Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Cope, who earned her degree in May from NAU, received the award for her work to elucidate polymicrobial disease processes and virulence, and for demonstrating extraordinary academic achievement and scientific talent.
Most Promising Undergraduate Student Researcher
BS, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Rideout, who earned his degree from NAU in May, demonstrated extreme promise and productivity as a student researcher in bioinformatics, which included contributions to three peer-reviewed publications as well as considerable contributions to two open-source bioinformatics software packages.