Summer honors and awards
Faculty, students and staff recognized for distinguished achievement
Bruce Lindvall, assistant dean for graduate studies at the McCormick School of Engineering, received the DuPoint Minorities in Engineering Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. The award is given to engineering educators who either assume or are charged with the responsibility for motivating underrepresented students to study engineering at the university level. Over the past nine years, Lindvall has worked to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. students by 80 percent. He also serves on the executive committee of the National GEM consortium, a network of universities and institutions that enables students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering.
Katrin Katz, a doctoral student in political science in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, received a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for her research “Nationalism and Territorial Conflict in an Era of Interdependence: Explaining the Dynamics of Northeast Asia’s Island Disputes.” She was one of 19 scholars out of 535 applicants to receive the award. In addition, Katz received the Harold D. Lasswell Award from the Foundation, granted to projects considered outstanding in the field of international relations.
Margarita Rayzberg, a doctoral student in sociology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, received a grant from the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy for her research “Controlling the Field: The History and Contemporary Practices of Social Experimentation in International Development.” She was one of 19 scholars out of 535 applicants to receive the award. In addition, Rayzberg received the Robert K. Merton Award from the Foundation, granted to projects considered outstanding in the field of theory and policy.