Quarterly CFANS awards roundup

October 10, 2022

Celebrating the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff. 

In our quarterly celebration of award recipients across CFANS, we recognize students, faculty and staff who've received significant accolades. Congratulations to all recipients — we're CFANS proud of you! The list below highlights awards received and/or announced in July through September 2022.

UMN Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Geoff Graham, BS '90 agronomy, MS '93 plant breeding
  • Mike Graham, BS '87 agronomy

UMN Office of the Vice President for Research Research Technical Staff Award

  • Lane Johnson, Cloquet Forestry Center (CFC) research forester

Entomological Society of America Fellow

  • Sujaya Rao, entomology department head

The Honor Society of Food Science and Technology Chapter of Excellence

  • Department of Food Science and Nutrition Phi Tau Sigma Chapter

    2022 Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award

    • Dylan Millet, soil, water and climate faculty

    Soil Science Society of America 2022 Mentoring Award

    • Julie Grossman, horticultural science faculty

    The American Phytopathological Society Fellow

    • Brian Steffenson, plant pathology faculty

    The American Phytopathological Society Early Career Award

    • Ashok Chanda, plant pathology faculty

    The American Phytopathological Society Excellence in International Service Award

    • Pablo Olivera Firpo, plant pathology faculty

    National Sea Grant John A. Knauss Policy Fellowship

    • Jackie Culotta, Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Center graduate student

    To submit awards for inclusion in the next roundup, please complete this form and be sure to select the "Share an award recipient and corresponding award information" drop-down option. The next roundup will be published on our website in early January 2023 and will include awards received and/or announced in October, November, and December 2022. 

    Submission criteria: The CFANS awards roundup is intended for announcements/awards heavily focused on the recognition of current faculty, staff and students. In general, the awards featured are of major significance and/or given by a widely-known entity (not specific to groups known best by those in a single field). Individuals who are featured usually include faculty, dean designation or above, executive administration, or an administrative appointment that touches all departments/units in its function—for example, a director of equity and diversity. This general rule applies to student honorees as well. The awards roundup will be featured on the CFANS website and shared in our internal Purpose newsletter once per quarter. Our team will let you know whether or not your submission will be included. No photos necessary.