CSAM Celebrates the End of the Year with Awards & Recognition Lunch

From April 30, 2014

Student Recipients with their awards

The College of Science and Mathematics celebrated the end of the academic year by honoring and awarding both student and faculty for their work and contributions over the past year.  

Outstanding Masters’ Students

  • Aquatic and Coastal Sciences: Christie Castellano
    Mentor: Paul Bologna 
  • Biology: Kelly Triece
    Mentor: Meiyin Wu 
  • Molecular Biology: Caitlin Burns
    Mentor: Jack Gaynor 
  • Chemistry: Tamara W. Kreiss
    Mentor: John Siekierka 
  • Computer Science: Lurdes Ruela
    Mentor: Dino Coutras 
  • MA in Environmental Studies: Sara E. Dager-Smith
    Mentor: Stefanie Brachfeld 
  • Geoscience: Daniel J. Ciarletta
    Mentor: Sandra Passchier 
  • Sustainability Science: Nanci Fioravanti
    Mentor: Stefanie Brachfeld 
  • Math concentration in Pure and Applied: Joseph Fiordilino
    Mentor: Ashwin Vaidya 
  • Statistics: Abhishek Karki
    Mentor: Ashwin Vaidya

Margaret and Herman Sokol Awards

Graduate Summer Research Fellowship 

  • Martha Bauver, Mathematics major
    Mentor: Dr. Eric Forgoston
    “Discovering How Disease Epidemics Become Extinct” 
  • Matthew J. Newton, Biology major
    Mentor: Dr. Meiyin Wu
    “Determining the Sources of Pathogen Contamination in the Third River and Evaluating the Impact on the Public and Environmental Health"

Faculty/Student Research Award

Dr. Stefan Robila, Computer Science
“CUDA GPU and Efficient Processing of Remote Sensing Data”

CSAM Awards of Excellence

Led by Donna Lorenzo

  • Graduating Senior Research: Ban Edani
    Mentor: Yvonne Gindt 
  • Graduating Masters Research: Tamara Kreiss
  • Professional Staff: Dr. William H. Thomas, NJ School of Conservation
  • Faculty Research Award: Dr. David Rotella, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Faculty Teaching Award: Dr. Yvonne Gindt, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Faculty Service Award: Dr. Quinn Vega, Biology
  • Outstanding Academic Advising: Dr. Kirsten J. Monsen, Biology and Molecular Biology

Retiring Faculty 

  • Dr. Stephen J. Koepp, Biology and Molecular Biology, started in 1973, 41 years
  • Dr. John K. Korky, started in 1978, 36 years
  • Dr. Pamela J. Delaney, started in 1982, 32 years