This month’s recap of recognitions, accolades and awards includes Warriors who advanced to the California State University’s systemwide student research competition, student employees honored for stellar on-the-job performance and winners of the Academic Senate’s 2020-2021 Faculty Awards:
- Six graduate students and two undergraduates were selected to represent Stan State during the California State University’s 35th Annual Student Research Competition. The students created video presentations for their research projects and participated in question-and-answer sessions with Stan State professor-jurors before moving onto the systemwide event, which will be held virtually Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1.
- Five Warriors earned kudos as Star Student employees during National Student Employee Appreciation Week. The honorees were recognized for providing invaluable service with “enthusiasm, dedication and initiative.” Students recognized for their service are Caitlin Schwartz in the Career and Professional Development Center; Laura Tellez Peña in Student Affairs; Josue Perez Ruiz in Financial Aid; Sandra Luna in the Office of International Education and Sarah Sutphin in Athletics.
- The provost and vice president for Academic Affairs announced the eight recipients of Stan State’s 2020-2021 Faculty Awards. Presented annually, the awards recognize exceptional achievements in teaching, research, service to the community and faculty governance.
- International researchers named Assistant Professor Kyu Han Koh the world’s ninth most active contributor in computational thinking. The study was done by a team of Finnish scientists and published in the prestigious journal ACM Transactions on Computing Education.
- National rankings have recognized Stan State for offering its students more bang for their buck when it comes to receiving a high-quality and affordable education. A recent report by CSU Office of the Chancellor highlights the University’s economic impact on the San Joaquin Valley. According to the report, every dollar the state invests in the University produces a return of $7.41 in positive economic activity.