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The places we conduct our research and the tools we use to do so can attract a lot of attention. Using state-of-the-art robotics in awe-inspiring settings around the world is unquestionably exciting. But we know that the true strength of our institution is in our people, faculty, students and staff. The excellence that shines through the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment comes from them, and the Honors and Awards listed below are just an example of the quality of their work.

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Recent Awards *

> Jennifer Biddle, Associate Professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for her hard work ensuring the success of our students through offering good advice, generously sharing her time and expertise, involving undergraduate students in research and serving as a role model. (September 2018)

> Danielle Dixson, Assistant Professor in the School of Marine Science and Policy, was awarded the Junior Faculty Award for Scholarly Excellence for her outstanding scholarly work, including publications in nationally recognized journals, procurement of competitive research grants and significant impact on her field early in her career. (September 2018)

> Adam Wallace, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for his innovative teaching approaches, passion for his subject matter and dedicated effort to ensure his students succeed. (September 2018)

> Luci Angeline, Administrative Assistant II for the School of Marine Science and Policy, was awarded the Outstanding Staff Award for her personal investment in her department's success, service to others and positive impact on the faculty, students and staff. (September 2018)

> Sandy Raymond, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Geography, was awarded the Outstanding Staff Award for her personal investment in her department's success, service to others and positive impact on the faculty, students and staff. (September 2018)

* Honoree details are listed within the tabs below.

Graduate Student Awards

GEOGRAPHY

> CEOE Alumna Kathryn Wheeler, now a PhD student at Boston University, and current CEOE PhD student Janice Hudson won an Outstanding Student Poster Award at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. (December 2017)

> PhD student Emily Aiken, working with Sara Rauscher, was awarded a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship. (January 2018)

SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCE & POLICY (SMSP)

> PhD student Carter DuVal won an Outstanding Student Poster Award at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. (December 2017)

 

Faculty Awards

GEOGRAPHY

 > Professor of Energy and the Environment Saleem Ali has been named to the United Nations International Resources Panel. (February 2018)

 > Department Chair Del Levia has been awarded a Grand Challenge grant from the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. (February 2018)

 > Assistant Professor Lindsay Naylor has been awarded a Grand Challenge grant from the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. (February 2018)

> Professor Dan Leathers has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Association of Geographers' (AAG) Climate Specialty Group (April 2018)

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

 > Associate Professor Holly Michael, Unidel Fraser Russell Career Development Chair in Environment, has been awarded a Grand Challenge grant from the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. (February 2018)

> Holly Michael, Associate Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, was named the 2018 Thompson International Distinguished Lecturer by the Geological Society of America (GSA). (May 2018)

MARINE SCIENCE AND POLICY

 > Assistant Professor Joanna York has been awarded the 2018 Excellence in Undergraduate Academic Advising Award by the university. (March 2018)

Staff Awards

> The Environmental Public Education Office won first place in the community relations campaign category of the 2018 Delaware Press Association Communications Contest for the special exhibit in Room 104 at 2017's Coast Day. (March 2018)

> Environmental Public Education Communications Specialist Karen Roberts won first place in the specialty articles - science or technology category of the 2018 Delaware Press Association Communications Contest for her writing on faculty research. (March 2018)

> Environmental Public Education Art Director Tammy Beeson won first place in the advertising posters category of the 2018 Delaware Press Association Communications Contest for the 2017 Coast Day poster. (March 2018)

> Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service Acting Director Ed Lewandowski received the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant Early Career Achievement Award. (March 2018)

> Clara Chan was named a 2018 Distinguished Lecturer by the Mineralogical Society of America.

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CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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