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New UCR geology course earns national recognition

The Geological Society of America , or GSA, recognizes the academic excellence of only one university in the country each year, and this year, that honor goes to UC Riverside. Students from UCR’s inaugural 2016 geology field course exploring a volcanic fissure in eastern California. (Nic Barth/UCR) The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award is given...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR | | Featured

Data-driven discovery of one-dimensional materials

Balandin and Bartels receive $1.12 million grant to discover new van der Waals materials Alexander Balandin , a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC Riverside and Ludwig Bartels , a professor of chemistry, have received a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct data-driven discovery, synthesis, and characterization...
By Holly Ober | Inside UCR | | Featured

UCR paleontologist wins prestigious prize

Mary Droser, a decorated paleontology professor, now has another accolade to her name. She is the winner of the 2019 Moore Medal in Paleontology awarded by the Society for Sedimentary Geology. More than 2,700 geoscientists belong to the society, which exists to help members share research with one another and enhance public awareness of the...
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Elite Food and Agriculture Research fellowship goes to UCR doctoral student

UC Riverside Environmental Toxicology doctoral student Danielle Stevenson is one of only 17 people nationwide selected as a 2019 Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, or FFAR, fellow.
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR | | Featured

CIFAR awards prestigious fellowships to UCR professors studying fungi

For their proposal to study the dangers and benefits of fungi, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR , has awarded fellowships to two UCR professors, Hailing Jin and Jason Stajich . As CIFAR fellows, Jin and Stajich join a community of researchers that includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 of the...
By JULES BERNSTEIN | Inside UCR | | Featured

White House honors two UCR professors with early career award

Nathaniel Gabor and Suveen Mathaudhu have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government for scientists and engineers at the beginning stages of their careers. The White House announced July 3 that Nathaniel Gabor, an associate professor of physics and astronomy, and Suveen Mathaudhu,...
By Imran Ghori | Inside UCR | | Featured

Three students receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Three UC Riverside undergraduates are among the 2019 recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive awards in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, or STEM. Four undergraduates were endorsed by UCR for consideration by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which received...
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez | | Featured

Irrigation specialist receives USDA New Investigator Award

Amir Haghverdi, an assistant cooperative extension specialist of irrigation and water management in the environmental sciences department, has been awarded a nearly $500,000 Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement New Investigator grant by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture.
By Holly Ober | Inside UCR |

Pioneering worm research wins award

UCR nematology professor Holly Bik is pioneering the use of microscopic worms as indicators of pollution and environmental change in marine environments. For this effort, Bik has won California Sea Grant’s 2019 Special Focus Award, one of only four such awards handed out in the entire state. The award provides her lab with $70,000 to...
By Jules Bernstein | Inside UCR |

Physicist Barry Barish elected foreign member of the Royal Society

Barry Barish, a distinguished professor of physics at UC Riverside, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Society for his exceptional contribution to science. Barish was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves,” along with American physicists Rainer Weiss and...
By Iqbal Pittalwala | Inside UCR |
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