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Danilo Marchesini, Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences, is One of 13 Scientist-educators to be Awarded Major Prize.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Danilo Marchesini, Faculty of the School of Arts and Sciences, is One of 13 Scientist-educators to be Awarded Major Prize.


Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), America's first foundation dedicated wholly to science, announced recently its annual U.S. science/teaching awards: 13 Cottrell Scholar grants for 2013, totaling $975,000.

Cottrell Scholars receive $75,000 each in recognition of their scientific research and their dedication to teaching. The awards are made to early-career science educators in the physical sciences and related fields. Only about 10 percent of those who apply for this award are approved by RCSA's rigorous peer-review process.

Danilo Marchesini, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences, was among the 13 Cottrell Scholars who received grants for 2013. His Scholar Award is described below.

Originality, feasibility, and the prospect for significant fundamental advances to science are the criteria for judging the candidates' research, while contributions to education, especially at the undergraduate level, aspirations for teaching, and the candidates' proposed strategies to achieve educational objectives are factors in assessing their teaching plans.

The newly named Cottrell Scholars join 251 Cottrell Scholars at more than 115 colleges and universities. Cottrell Scholars are also members of the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative, a network of scholar educators who meet annually to share their methods to increase the retention of undergraduate science majors.


 

About Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA)
Research Corporation for Science Advancement - formerly known as Research Corporation - is the oldest foundation devoted wholly to science and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) is a major funder of scientific innovation and of research in America's colleges and universities and is a leading advocate for the sciences. Follow updates from RCSA on Facebook and Twitter.