NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program and Other Young Investigator Awards

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards for new faculty members. The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.

Jefferson Science Fellows Program
The Jefferson Science Fellows program was developed by the former Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary Dr. George Atkinson to augment recent efforts to strengthen science and technology capacity and literacy in the Department of State. The program is supported by grants from the MacArthur Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation on a three-year pilot basis. Jefferson Science Fellows also receive financial support from participating American universities and has been endorsed by a broad range of professional societies and organizations.

NSF National Young Investigator (NYI) Award
The NYI Awards are intended to encourage the development of future academic leaders in science and engineering both in teaching and research. Young investigators are expected to have standard faculty teaching responsibilities. Research cooperation with industry is encouraged.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
Given annually by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the award recognizes junior faculty at institutions that belong to the scientific university consortium for their outstanding work in engineering and applied science; life sciences; mathematics and computer science; physical sciences; or policy, management or education.

NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
YearRecipient
2014Mo Rastgar, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
2013Edward Cokely, Cognitive and Learning Sciences

2012

Aleksey Smirnov, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

2011

Veronica Griffis, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Shari Stockero, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Greg Waite, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

2010

Fernando Ponta, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

2009

Roshan D'Souza*, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

2008

Jeffrey Allen, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

2007

Chunxiao Chigan, Electrical and Computer Science
Adrienne Minerick, Chemical Engineering
Ranjit Pati, Physics
Zhenlin Wang, Computer Science

2005

Yoke Khin Yap, Physics

2004

Brad King, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Soner Onder, Computer Science
Howard Wang, Materials Science and Engineering

2003

Chandrashekhar Joshi, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Zhi (Gerry) Tian, Electrical and Computer Engineering

2002

Jennifer Becker, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Brian Davis, Electrical and Computer Engineering
William Endres, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

2001

Eric Seagren, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adrian Sandu*, Computer Science

2000

Jean Mayo, Computer Science
Raymond Shaw, Physics

1999

Michele Miller, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

1998

Noel Schulz*, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Doug Swenson, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

1997

Robert Nemiroff, Physics

1996

Mohan Krishnamurthy*, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

1995

Kirk Schulz*, Chemical Engineering
Tim Schulz
, Electrical Engineering
John Sutherland, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Jefferson Science Fellows Program
YearRecipient

2009

Wayne Pennington, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

NSF National Young Investigator Award
YearRecipient

1993

Walter Milligan, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Panayiotis Charalambides*, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
YearRecipient

2012

Durdu Guney, Electrical and Computer Engineering

2011

Audrey Mayer, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

2010

Shiliang Wu, Geological & Mining Engineering and Sciences

* no longer associated with Michigan Technological University