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Awards + recognition

CBS faculty, staff and students have received hundreds of local and national awards for their teaching, research and service.

Tilman award recipient named

Kristin Gabel receives 2018 Sarah Tilman Memorial Science Teacher Award

Kristin Gabel, a science teacher at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, was recently named the 2018 recipient of the Sarah L. Tilman Memorial Science Teacher Award. The College of Biological Sciences offers the award annually to recognize a secondary science educator for their excellence in teaching and mentoring, along with $2,000 to advance their teaching mission. CBS first-year students can nominate their high school educators for the award.

Chen Receives NSF Early-Career Award

BMBB faculty member uses innovative approach to proteomics to study cellular signaling pathway.

Yue Chen

Yue Chen, an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Development, received an

CBS Announces 2018 TA Award Winners

The College recognizes five exceptional TAs with 2018 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards.


Each year, the College of Biological Sciences recognizes teaching assistants who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience. This year's recipients include:

Josie Griffin

Ecology Evolution and Behavior graduate student
Teaching assistant in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior 3409

Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants

All teaching assistants in CBS courses (undergraduate and graduate) who have demonstrated excellence in teaching or other instructional activities that enhance the educational experience at the U of M are eligible for the annual CBS Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants. 

The Impact of the Infinite Frontier

Kate Adamala and Aaron Engelhart join NASA-based team with aim to better understand the impact of space travel on RNA folding and synthetic cell function.

NASA group

Aaron Engelhart (furthest right) and Kate Adamala (second right) with a few of the graduate students in their labs helping launch the NASA project. 

Nagel Named Goldwater Scholar

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior junior Anna Nagel talks evolutionary theory, her high-flying hobby and how it felt to be named a Goldwater Scholar

Anna Nagel
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