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College of Science Awards for 2020

College of Science Undergraduate Student Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award:

  • Alice Cassel (Biological Sciences)

Dean's Award:

  • Brett Benson (Statistical Science)
  • Kirk Bonney (Mathematics)
  • Isaac Cook (Geological Sciences)
  • Brieanna Jung (Biological Sciences)
  • Sam Myers (Physics)
  • Kathryn Tiger (Biological Sciences)
  • Cameron Weller (Geography)
  • Alex Williams (Chemistry )

John B. George Award: Presented to the outstanding graduating senior in the College of Science.

  • Sam Myers (Physics and Mathematics)

College of Science Staff, Faculty, and Graduate Student Awards 

Dean’s Graduate Award:

  • Doug Decock (Mathematics)
  • Li Huang (Geography)
  • Lokendra Khanal (Physics)
  • Kenetta Nunn (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)
  • Katie Peterson (Biological Sciences)
  • Cody Steven (Geological Sciences)
  • Gavin Whitesitt (Statistical Science) 

Diane Haynes Memorial Award: Presented to the Outstanding Graduate Student in the College of Science.

  •  Kenetta Nunn (Bioinformatics and Computational Biology)

Faculty and Staff Awards:

  • COS Staff Outstanding Service Award: Brian Petty (Physics)
  • COS Outstanding Teaching Award: Candi Heimgartner (Biological Sciences)
  • COS Early Career Faculty Award: Liz Cassel (Geological Sciences)
  • COS Distinguished Faculty Award: Brian Dennis (Statistical Science)

Faculty Fellowships:

  • Richard Heimsch Faculty Fellowship: Tanya Miura (Biological Sciences)
  • Malcolm and Carol Renfrew Faculty Fellowship: Jennifer Johnson-Leung (Mathematics)

University Recognitions:

  • Alumni Association Honorary Alumna: Jana Joyce (Mathematics)
  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award: Gang Zhao (Chemistry)
  • University of Idaho Employee of the Year: Linda Liou (INBRE)
  • Presidential Mid-Career Award: Christine Parent (Biological Sciences)

Retiring Faculty and Staff:

  • Vladimir Aizen (Geography)
  • Brian Dennis (Statistical Science and Fish and Wildlife Sciences)
  • Lee Deobald (Chemistry)
  • Rick Fletcher (Chemistry)
  • James Foster (Biological Sciences)
  • Mellody Miller (COS Dean’s office)
  • Ken Sprenke (Geological Sciences)

Congratulations to all of our awardees, and thank you to our retirees for your many years of service to the college and university.


College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904


Web: College of Science