College Announces 2021 Employee Award Recipients

The University of Maryland's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) announced its 2021 employee award recipients on May 4, 2021. Congratulations to all! 

CMNS Board of Visitors Creative Educator Award
Marcia Shofner, Senior Lecturer, Department of Entomology

CMNS Board of Visitors Distinguished Faculty Award
William Jeffery, Professor, Department of Biology 

CMNS Board of Visitors Junior Faculty Award (awarded in Fall 2020)
Megan Fritz, Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Entomology

CMNS Board of Visitors Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Duncan McElfresh, Ph.D. Student, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation

Norma M. Allewell Prize in Entrepreneurship
Lai-Xi Wang, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 

Dean’s Distinguished Research Scientist Award
Nail Gumerov, Research Scientist, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies 

Dean’s Outstanding Employee Award
Douglas Bensen, Coordinator, Department of Physics 

Dean’s Outstanding Employee Award
Siyu “Nicole” Shan, Assistant Director, Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

Dean’s Outstanding Employee Award
Amy Yaich, Administrative Assistant II, Department of Entomology 

Dean’s Outstanding Lecturer Award
Jose Calderon, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Lawrence Washington, Professor, Department of Mathematics

Thelma M. Williams Advisor of the Year Award
Eden Garosi, Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions Counseling and Recruitment, Dean's Office

Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
Radiandra Soemardi, Ph.D. Student, Chemistry

About the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland educates more than 8,000 future scientific leaders in its undergraduate and graduate programs each year. The college's 10 departments and nine interdisciplinary research centers foster scientific discovery with annual sponsored research funding exceeding $250 million.