Awards & Recognition

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Steven Archer, Fellow of Ecological Society of America

Steve Archer, professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, has been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. Elected for life, fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to advancing or applying ecological knowledge in academics, government, nonprofit organizations and other areas. Archer was recognized for his novel integration of ecological, remote sensing and the earth science theory to advance the conservation and management of the word’s grassland and savanna ecosystems.

Caroline Geisler Named 2016 University Fellow

Caroline Geisler is a doctoral student in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences. Geisler was raised outside Dayton and earned a B.S. in zoology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She then joined the University of Arizona, completing an M.S. in Animal Sciences. Geisler's primary research interest centers around the impacts metabolism and endocrinology have on systemic health and liver physiology. Geisler's master's thesis investigated how signaling by ketone bodies affects the hepatic (liver) adaptation to fasting. Her Ph.D.

Joel Cuello Elected to National Academy of Science and Technology of the Phillipines

Professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering, Joel Cuello was elected a corresponding member of the National Academy of Science and Technology of the Philippines. He was chosen because of his significant contributions in sustainable biological and agricultural engineering systems. He has also done significant work for NASA on hybrid solar-electric lighting systems. The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines elected Cuello during its 38th meeting in July.

Kristy Gilman of Nutritional Sciences Named University Fellow

This year, Kristy Gilman was named one of two University Fellows attending the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Gilman is a doctoral student in the Nutritional Sciences program. She was born and raised in Oregon and attended Oregon State University for her undergraduate studies where she graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition and Health Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. Her research interests are in bioactive compounds and nutrients and their impact on cancer development.


Mohammad Pessarakli Wins AAFSAA Outstanding Faculty Award

The Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association has recognized Mohammad Pessarakli, Ph.D. as the 2015 AAFSAA Outstanding Faculty Award Recipient. Pessarakli is a professor in the School of Plant  Sciences, and also an adjunct professor in the UA Honors College. He won this award because of his overall dedication and contributions to the University. Pessarakli is known for his high number of publications, in addition to semi-yearly scholarly articles, he has written nine books and his 10th book will be available next spring.

Sophia K Leone, National Dairy Award recipient

Sophia K Leone, an undergraduate in Veterinary Science and Business Administration has been honored as a recipient of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. This $1,500 award is based on academic performance, involvement in extra-curricular dairy related activities, commitment to a career in dairy, and evidence of leadership ability, initiative, character and integrity.

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