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Pioneering WVU astrophysicist named prestigious Fellow of the Royal Society, the ‘Oscar’ of the science world

Pioneering WVU astrophysicist named prestigious Fellow of the Royal Society, the ‘Oscar’ of the science world

Duncan Lorimer, professor of physics and astronomy in the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as a 2024 Fellow of the Royal Society of London for his contributions to pulsar astrophysics and his role in the discovery of fast radio bursts.

Acclaimed WVU astrophysicist elected to elite National Academy of Sciences, a first for the University

Acclaimed WVU astrophysicist elected to elite National Academy of Sciences, a first for the University

Maura McLaughlin, Eberly Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been selected as a new member of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in the scientific world. She is the first WVU researcher to join the prestigious group.

Erin Goodykoontz Recognized with Professor of the Year award

Erin Goodykoontz Recognized with Professor of the Year award

Erin Goodykoontz, a Teaching Professor in Eberly College’s School of Mathematical and Data Sciences, has been named 2023 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia.

Headshot of WVU faculty member Katherine Goodrich. She is standing outside with trees in the background. She is wearing a navy blue patterned blouse and has long, blonde hair.

Katy Goodrich honored with prestigious NSF CAREER awards

Katy Goodrich, assistant professor of space physics, receives 2024 WVU CAREER award. She believes her research project will make space science more accessible to institutions with limited resources. For her project, she’ll design a CubeSat, or miniature satellite, mission to study the Earth’s auroral acceleration region.

Sociology professor Walter DeKeseredy received the American Society of Criminology's Ralph Weisheit Lifetime Achievement Award on November 16. Pictured with him is Ohio State University Professor Joseph F. Donnermeyer, who serves as the Chair of the ASC's

DeKeseredy recognized with American Society of Criminology's Ralph Weisheit Lifetime Achievement Award

Sociology professor Walter DeKeseredy received the American Society of Criminology's Ralph Weisheit Lifetime Achievement Award on November 16 for his scholarship, teaching and service in the field of rural criminology.

WVU employees recognized with Boy Scouts of America national educator award

WVU employees recognized with Boy Scouts of America national educator award

Jay Cole and Michelle Richards-Babb were recognized as the 2023 recipients of the Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award, presented to teachers, educational support staff and school administrators who instill Scouting values in their students.

Written in the stars: WVU astrophysicists set to receive Shaw Prize, the ‘Nobel of the East’

Written in the stars: WVU astrophysicists set to receive Shaw Prize, the ‘Nobel of the East’

For Duncan Lorimer and Maura McLaughlin, working at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico set off a sequence of life events that would include marriage, children, finding a home at West Virginia University, an out-of-this-world scientific discovery and, now, earning a highly prestigious award described as the “Nobel Prize of the East.”

Six faculty members in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences were awarded fellowship grants by the West Virginia Humanities Council. The 2023 Humanities Council Fellows from Eberly College are Brooke Durham, Enkeshi El-Amin, Sean Lawrence, Austin McCoy, Mason Moseley and Devin Smart.

Eberly faculty awarded fellowship grants by the West Virginia Humanities Council

Each year, the organization awards $3,000 grants to a select group of teachers, college faculty and independent scholars to support research and writing projects in the humanities. The 2023 Humanities Council Fellows from Eberly College are Brooke Durham, Enkeshi El-Amin, Sean Lawrence, Austin McCoy, Mason Moseley and Devin Smart.