M. Stanley Whittingham, professor and director of materials science and engineering, has been awarded the 2010 Northeast Region, American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Achievements in the Chemical Sciences. Whittingham holds 16 patents, has authored more than 200 scholarly publications and has been invited to speak around the globe with more than 250 invited presentations. He has been a pioneer in the development of lithium-ion batteries and an inspiration to the next general of chemists. The Northeast Region established this award in 2008 to recognize notably outstanding achievements by a chemist in the Northeast Region. The award is conferred annually on a scientist who has made meritorious research contributions leading to the advancement of pure or applied chemistry.
M. Stanley Whittingham| August 31, 2010
Shana Teig Kantor| August 31, 2010
Shana Teig Kantor, executive director of Hillel Binghamton, received Hillel’s Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award for her outstanding commitment to fulfilling Hillel’s mission of service to Jewish students around the globe. The award was given at Hillel Institute, a conference of Hillel professionals held at Washington University in St. Louis on Aug. 10-13. In making his presentation to Kantor, Hillel President Wayne L. Firestone noted that she is “an experienced Hillel professional; bringing a strategic approach to Hillel’s work, and figuring out how to engage more students with fewer resources. Her vision has led to an explosion of participation in the Hillel’s Freshman Orientation, expanding the impact Hillel has on students from the moment they step on campus. Shana has demonstrated how to balance the demands of a growing family and an expanding campus program.”
Bruce Murray| August 31, 2010
Bruce Murray, professor of mechanical engineering, received a J. Tinsley Oden Faculty Research Fellowship to collaborate on research at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. The program brings in outstanding researchers and scholars to collaborate with ICES faculty and students on advanced research in computational and applied mathematics.
Omowunmi A. Sadik| August 24, 2010
Omowunmi A. Sadik, professor of chemistry and director of the Center for Advanced Sensors and Environmental Systems at Binghamton University, has been admitted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Britain. Fellowship is awarded to nominees who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement or application of chemical science or who have demonstrated excellence in the chemical science profession. Sadik serves as nanotechnology editor for the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, which is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Francis Yammarino| August 24, 2010
Francis Yammarino, distinguished professor of management and director of the Center for Leadership Studies, was selected as the 2010 recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Scholar Award, given by the Academy of Management’s Leadership Network and The Leadership Quarterly “for outstanding career contributions to the study of leadership.” The award session and reception will take place at the Academy of Management Conference in Montreal.
Erik Colon| August 24, 2010
Erik Colon, academic advisor in the Harpur Academic Advising Office, has received the Dr. John Hernandez Leadership Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The award is given to an outstanding practitioner in the field of student affairs who has demonstrated leadership, citizenship and active participation within the Latin@ Network.