• Tiffany Paul, undergraduate student in the Department of Physics, was named a 2016 Goldwater Scholar to support her research in condensed matter physics and quantum transitions.
  • Thomas Bianchi, UF professor of geological sciences, was named a fellow of the American Geochemical Society.
  • Grant Simpson, graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, was named a 2017 Gates Scholar to attend the University of Cambridge. He will work on the chemical synthesis of more effective cancer therapeutics.
  • Jack Putz, professor of biology and forestry, received a Jefferson Science Fellowship to support his work in sustainable forest management and conservation-oriented policy frameworks.
  • Two Liberal Arts and Sciences alumni were listed on Forbes’ “30 Under 30”: Gloria Tavera ’09, president of the board of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and Ryan Ross ’10, program director of Halcyon Incubator.
  • Justin Crepp MS’05, PhD’08, professor at Notre Dame, received an NSF CAREER Award for the development of a telescope that corrects for atmospheric turbulence, creating clearer images that allow for improved detection of exoplanets.
  • Leslie Elin Anderson, UF professor of political science, received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for her book project, Democratic Enclaves in Times of Trouble: The Politics of Resistance in Nicaragua.