Michelle Chang, soon-to-be chemistry's newest associate professor, has won two different awards aimed at supporting the careers of young faculty.
Chang first learned she had won a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which "supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences." The award provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.
Chang also recently received a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award. This award, administered by 3M's technical community in partnership with the company's community giving program, was created to invest in individuals who will lead university teaching and research programs in the future. The award amount is $15,000 per year and can be renewed twice for up to a total of $45,000.
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, a philanthropic organization, seeks scholars who demonstrate leadership in research and education. The nominees for the Teacher-Scholar Award must provide compelling evidence of the advance of important knowledge in the chemical sciences, in addition to evidence that undergraduate education is an important component of their activities.