2011 Research and Creative Activity (RCA) Award recipients

Most Promising New Scholar

David Trilling

Assistant professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Dr. Trilling's work focuses on the origin and evolution of stellar and planetary systems and planets.

Most Promising Graduate Student Researcher

Jut Wynne

PhD candidate, Department of Biological Sciences
Wynne's research focuses on the biodiversity and biogeography of cave-dwelling arthropods.

2012 Most Significant Scholarly Work (two awardees)

Alex Alvarez

Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Genocidal Crimes (2010)

Barbara Torre Veltri

Assistant professor, Department of Teaching and Learning
Learning on Other People's Kids: Becoming a Teach for America Teacher (2010)

Most Promising Undergraduate Student Researcher

Laurie Urban

Bachelor of Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy
As an undergraduate, Laurie's research interests were in the areas of planetary system evolution, exoplanets, and planetary disks.

Most Effective Research Mentor (two awardees)

Nadine Barlow

Associate professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
In addition to serving as associate department chair, Dr. Barlow is also program director of the Northern Arizona University/NASA Space Grant Program that sponsors the Undergraduate Research Internship Program (UGRI).

Paul Keim

Regents' professor and Cowden endowed chair in microbiology, Department of Biological Sciences
Keim also serves as senior investigator and director of Pathogen Genomics at TGen Research Institute and as chair of the National Science Advisory Board on Biosecurity (NSABB).