Engel Receives Academic Outreach Award for Research
The 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards banquet took place Thursday, December 5 at the Holiday Inn Downtown. From Diversity Leadership to awards in research, advising, and teaching, the annual awards banquet honors faculty excellence in all areas of the college mission.
“As we recognize particularly outstanding faculty this evening, I want to thank all of our faculty in the college, individually and collectively, for everything you do— your teaching, research, service on college and university committees, thesis committees, and tenure and promotion committees, and service to the public through community engagement,” said Theresa Lee, dean of the college and emcee for the awards ceremony. “A college can be no greater or stronger than its faculty and the College of Arts and Sciences is a college of excellence because each of you has a passion for our profession and you work selflessly to make our students, departments and university the best they can be.”
Professor Annette Engel received the Academic Outreach Award for Research and Creative Activity. Engel studies a very interesting, complicated, and highly visible set of problems associated with studying water chemistry and life below ground, which play a critical role in our understanding of life on Earth. Engel is considered one of the stars in this field of research and is driven by a genuine, deep enthusiasm for scientific curiosity. Her work has been repeatedly showcased across multiple media channels – from print to video. As the awareness and importance of life below ground continues to grow, Engel has become the go-to person for explaining cave systems and their importance. Using her platform as a leader in this field, Engel has become a mentor and role model to inspire young people to learn about and protect these amazing ecosystems.
Congratulations Professor Engel on your award!