Professor Michelle O’Malley, was named one of thirteen university faculty members in the United States to receive a 2017 Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award.
The awards, presented by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, honor young professors who have created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are deeply committed to education. “The frontier accomplishments of these award recipients span the broad range of contemporary research in the chemical sciences,” according to the organization’s website. Each Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar received an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.
“I am extremely honored to be recognized by the Dreyfus Foundation, and to be counted among its elite list of teacher-scholars,” O’Malley said. “It’s really special to be recognized for innovating the classroom experience. My mission is to inspire and empower undergraduates so that they can be leaders in biotechnology. This award will allow me to pilot a new program that brings biotech research to the chemical engineering classroom, which I’m really excited about.”