Chemistry

Awards

Listed below are some of the awards that have been won by students, faculty and staff in the department. These awards include personal teaching, research, and service awards as well as department-wide awards.

Recent Awards

  • Tara Bjorklund (Mentor: Dr. Amanda Glass) won 2nd place in spring 2014 student research day poster presentation (college-wide)
  • Aspen Clements (Mentor: Dr. Mahesh Pattabiraman) won 3rd place in spring 2013 student research day poster presentation (college-wide)
  • Dr. Haishi Cao, 2012 Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year

  • Dr. Christopher Exstrom, 2010 Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Distinguished Faculty Award (campus-wide)

Nebraska University-Wide Departmental Teaching Award
1993    UNK Department of Chemistry

Nebraska University-Wide Outstanding Teaching & Instructional Creativity Award
1992    Don Kaufman

Leland Holdt/Security Mutual Life Distinguished Faculty Award (campus-wide)
2010    Cristopher Extrom
2007    Don Kaufman

Pratt-Heins Awards for Excellence in Teaching (campus-wide)
2003    Michael Mosher
1991    James Roark
1986    Don Kaufman

UNK Creative Teaching Award
2003    Michael Mosher
2001    Michael Mosher
1999    Michael Mosher

Pratt-Heins Awards for Excellence in Research (campus-wide)
2006    Christopher Exstrom
2001    Michael Mosher

Pratt-Heins Awards for Excellence in Service (campus-wide)
1994    Carl Sterner

UNK Mortar Board Faculty Member of the Year
1999    Yvonne Gindt

UNK Student Government Professor of the Year
2005    Don Kaufman

Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year
2012    Haishi Cao
2006    Christopher Exstrom (College of Natural & Social Sciences)

Ellison Award for Service to Science Education
2001    R. David Clark

UNK Staff Senate Awards
2000    UNK Department of Chemistry -- Department of the Month
1997    Lonnie Baxter -- Employee of the Month 

Outstanding Honors Faculty of the Year
2006    Scott A. Darveau