We are very pleased to announce that at the Spotlight on Research held on April 20, 2006, Dr. Myron J. Mitchell, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology, received ESF's first Exemplary Researcher Award. He was selected among several highly qualified candidates that were nominated by their peers to receive this award.
This new, College-level award recognizes a successful, currently active faculty member with exemplary research activity, publication record and graduate/undergraduate research program. This award, to be made annually, includes a calendar-year tuition scholarship and graduate assistantship at the PhD stipend level; and a $5,000 research account, but more importantly it recognizes the contributions of ESF's diverse and productive researchers and graduate program. Dr. Mitchell's achievements in biogeochemistry, hydrology and ecology serve as an excellent example of accomplishment in research, and in development of a mentoring program for graduate students and post-doctoral scientists. This is further demonstrated by his receiving the SUNY Chancellor's Research Award in 2002, the rank of Distinguished Professor in 2004, and the Sigma Xi Outstanding Research Award.
Dr. Mitchell will present a campus-wide research seminar highlighting his work in the coming academic year.
Congratulations Dr. Myron Mitchell on this well-deserved honor!